Lovely Molly Reviews

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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
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
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
May 15, 2012
Has all the interest of watching an inexplicably untreated wound fester.
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com
May 21, 2012
I can't say Molly is lovely enough to recommend.
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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
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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
Kurt Loder
Reason Online
May 18, 2012
The movie's young lead, Gretchen Lodge, making her big-screen debut, demonstrates a natural star presence.
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
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
June 28, 2012
Depressing and lazily nonsensical...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
May 13, 2012
The film's inconsistent, largely bankrupt style is second to how hard and tackily it leans on the horror of child abuse to goose audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jason Solomons
Observer [UK]
July 1, 2012
Silly Molly.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
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
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
May 18, 2012
Common sense and basic logic are left are the door; there's a brief creature effect that is laughably, outlandishly awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
May 15, 2012
Sánchez is going for a fear that's closer to home than any mysterious bumps in the night. His Polanskian psychodrama, shrouded by our expectations, develops violently and, it must be said, with little sense of actual domestic tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
May 18, 2012
This genre of horror film is played out - or at least this slight, rarely unnerving effort makes it seem so.
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
June 1, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
June 28, 2012
The film presents us with too many unearned revelations, and it unravels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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

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
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
May 18, 2012
[Sanchez] demonstrates that a well-timed door slam and a cleverly framed shot of an ordinary household object are as creepy as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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New York Times
May 24, 2012
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