Lovely Molly Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 26, 2015
Doles out its best ideas and moments with a strong sense of restraint, timing, and impact.
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 15, 2013
I don't think I've ever been so bummed out by a horror flick as I was by writer-director Eduardo Sánchez's Lovely Molly. And I've seen every single Friday the 13th.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
July 19, 2012
If the people in it behaved in a logical way, then there wouldn't be a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jason Solomons
Observer [UK]
July 1, 2012
Silly Molly.
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
June 29, 2012
Gretchen Lodge constantly rises above the film and the material. She alone provides good reasons why younger film-goers who are inexperienced in this type of horror might well find it gripping, shocking and enjoyably nasty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

This is London
June 29, 2012
Sanchez has not had an easy time since Blair Witch - and this hand-held rerun is unlikely to make it any better.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter Bradshaw
June 28, 2012
The film presents us with too many unearned revelations, and it unravels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
June 28, 2012
Depressing and lazily nonsensical...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
June 28, 2012
as perhaps befits a film about moving house, this mixed-media mindmelt requires a lot of unpacking.
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
June 27, 2012
This succeeds thanks to Lodge's extraordinary central performance, a terrifyingly mesmerising study of a woman in diabolic torment
Top Critic
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
June 26, 2012
[Its] cynical hedging of its psychological/supernatural bets seems mostly designed to breed sequels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Hannah McGill
The List
June 25, 2012
Lovely Molly leaves plenty to talk about, but it gives so little firm information that one wonders if there are really any coherent answers to be found.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
June 21, 2012
The script lacks focus, the to-camera element doesn't add anything new and the film ultimately fails to provide any scares, beyond the odd soundtrack-assisted jump.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Glasby
Total Film
June 20, 2012
Impressive, if messy, the film combines kitchen-sink drama with found-footage horror, perjuring itself with too many plot possibilities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
June 19, 2012
Blair Witch veteran Eduardo Sanchez moves away from found footage to create an effectively creepy haunted houser with a strong central turn by Lodge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Adam Litovitz
Globe and Mail
June 1, 2012
Some of the shock effects in Lovely Molly are successfully disorienting, but too many of its ideas are reductive and histrionic, such as those concerning the male victimization of women, vengeance and mental illness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
May 31, 2012
Sanchez ratchets up the tension incrementally - things heard and not quite seen - creating a mood of unease that graduates in stages into full-blown horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Staci Layne Wilson
May 21, 2012
I can't say Molly is lovely enough to recommend.
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
May 18, 2012
An effective little shocker anchored by newcomer Gretchen Lodge's remarkable performance as Molly.
Top Critic
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 18, 2012
Sanchez ... is not making his debut here, and after more than a decade he should be willing to do something besides jerking the camera around and making noises offscreen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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