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Molly Eichel

Molly Eichel
Molly Eichel's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Philadelphia Inquirer

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) It's not a candy-coated version of teenage-dom. It's harsh, and awkward, and funny, just like being a teenager is. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/4 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) I missed Zellweger on-screen more than I thought I did, especially in this type of role, playing flawed, down-to-earth women who aren't flawed just because they say they are, but because they feel like the same type of hot mess I can be. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/4 60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) It's such great fun to watch these incredible comedians inhabit these characters once more. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 22, 2016
100% As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM (2016) It's a solid documentary but shies away from the more tabloid-ready aspects of his life. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 8, 2016
2.5/4 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) It wants to be Wedding Crashers, but it's not nearly as memorable, smart, or sweet. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 7, 2016
2/4 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Tarzan is still a story of a white man who has dominion over not just animals but also Africans, and it feels . . . icky. Kudos for trying and all. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 1, 2016
4/4 97% The Fits (2016) Like its lead Royalty Hightower, whose performance is just as spectacular as her name, The Fits is impossible to look away from. It's gorgeous, poetic, and opaque, and I've never seen any other movie like it. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 24, 2016
2/4 31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) I remember sitting in the theater watching the first Independence Day as a kid, mouth agape at what the movies could do. I'm a little more cynical at this point. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 24, 2016
2.5/4 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) Popstar gets to satirize not just music, but also celebrity culture in a way that a movie such as Spinal Tap never could - because, well, the internet and 24-hours news cycle didn't exist in 1984. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 3, 2016
7% Mother's Day (2016) The problem with this type of movie is ingrained in the structure: There's so much going on that there's no time to build characters that make sense or any sort of meaningful relationships. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 28, 2016
76% Keanu (2016) Keanu doesn't go far enough. Key & Peele was searing and incisive about race and American culture, and Keanu doesn't even scratch the surface. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 95% The Jungle Book (2016) The reason to go see Favreau's The Jungle Book, instead of just watching the animated one with your cubs, is how gorgeous the jungle looks. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 15, 2016
2.5/4 22% The Boss (2016) McCarthy is such a comedic powerhouse that she can play Michelle with incredible physicality and slapstick while also imbuing the character with wit, cunning, and even ruthlessness. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/4 70% Take Me To The River (2016) The movie pivots from what I expected it to be: a family drama about an outsider, as the opening conversation suggests. Instead, it becomes an eerie mood piece about secrets buried deep in a family's fabric. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3/4 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) Eye in the Sky is disturbing, but it's also balanced and ambivalent about what is right. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 27, 2016
3/4 91% City Of Gold (2016) It's a documentary that is ostensibly a profile of a man, but is really about the vibrant city he inhabits, beyond the Hollywood sheen and the grit of Compton. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 25, 2016
3/4 83% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) A running joke about hipster clichés is tiresome, and the movie's plot threads are uneven. But watching Field work her magic is so delightful. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 18, 2016
68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Whiskey Tango Foxtrot isn't a great movie, but it is something rare and important: a woman's story of self-discovery - having nothing to do with her finding a husband - that has gotten room on the big screen. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 4, 2016
3.5/4 91% The Witch (2016) The Witch is a stressful movie to watch, and that's meant as the highest praise. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 19, 2016
2/4 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) For every laugh that Zoolander 2 elicits, there's a pang that all this was funnier the first time around. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 11, 2016
47% How To Be Single (2016) The execution may not be there, but at least it has good intentions. Then again, you know what they say about the road to hell. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 10, 2016
2/4 12% The Choice (2016) If you're looking for a reason to watch pretty people and cry, then, by all means, head to the theater. But it pales in comparison to other Sparks works, especially when it gets into medical-ethics territory. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2/4 29% Anesthesia (2016) The irony of Anesthesia is that, while it uses interconnectivity as a storytelling mechanism, the characters do not really connect. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 29, 2016
1/4 10% Dirty Grandpa (2016) If Dirty Grandpa does anything, it should be to make you stop weeping for De Niro's lost greatness. He brought this upon himself. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3/4 60% Sisters (2015) It's a sweet, funny comedy starring two of the best and brightest in the game. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 17, 2015
78% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) Ah, the holiday season is upon us. And perhaps the best way to usher it in is with a drunk Bill Murray. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 3, 2015
2/4 19% Love the Coopers (2015) Watching people be miserable with each other for the movie's run-time does not always make for a pleasant experience. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/4 76% Goosebumps (2015) Goosebumps fulfills its purpose, and that's what matters. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/4 87% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) What makes Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead feel particularly vibrant is how the Lampoon's specific art direction is put to use. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2/4 35% Big Stone Gap (2015) The plot itself has little momentum, and what should feel dramatic instead feels inert. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/4 74% The Keeping Room (2015) Director Daniel Barber has a talent for sussing out the brutality intrinsic in the everyday. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/4 63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) Headland refuses to redeem her characters, which is what makes "Sleeping With Other People" ultimately more interesting than other rom-coms. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 25, 2015
2/4 45% Cooties (2015) What could have been an amusing and entertaining zombie flick is, instead, a slog. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/4 85% Meet The Patels (2015) Ravi is an affable guide through the world of Indian dating, and Champa and Vasant are adorable and hilarious. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/4 75% Steak (R)evolution (2015) Until Steak (R)evolution gets repetitive, it's fascinating to see how everything, from culture to politics, affects what we eat and how we eat it. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3.5/4 92% Queen of Earth (2015) Perry's movie may not be easy to watch, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3/4 96% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) The Second Mother is an interesting look at generational and class divides in Brazil, without the feel of a lecture or lesson. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 10, 2015
2.5/4 68% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) What makes The Prophet worth watching is the animation. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/4 79% Z For Zachariah (2015) The world has ended. Streets are deserted. Humanity is all but wiped out. Haven't we heard this one before? Turns out, we haven't. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 27, 2015
1/4 40% We Are Your Friends (2015) Who is this movie for? Is it aimed at women who will be drawn to Efron, with his cut body and brow furrowed just-so in order to feign depth? It's hard to justify that when the movie seems to have no respect for women at all. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2/4 40% She's Funny That Way (2015) A loving ode to screwball comedies from the Golden Age of Hollywood that never approaches the films it pays homage to. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/4 87% Fort Tilden (2015) It's a solid first effort, but it will be even more interesting to see what these two can do next. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3/4 83% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) Watching these young men brutalize each other is troubling enough, but perhaps the film's most interesting angle is how the experiment changes more than its subjects. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 30, 2015
26% Vacation (2015) There's nothing to say that crass can't be funny - and it sometimes is in Daley and Goldstein's iteration - but Vacation loses any of the ooey-gooey, family-friendly heart that made you really want Clark to get to Walley World to begin with. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 28, 2015
2/4 33% Lila & Eve (2015) A mid-point twist is particularly ridiculous, and in an attempt to reconcile this turning point, the final act of the movie becomes a mess. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/4 84% Do I Sound Gay? (2015) While Thorpe ostensibly explores the sibilant consonants and careful enunciation that characterize what we have come to think of as "sounding gay," his film is really about his identity. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3.5/4 83% Eden (2015) Eden is the kind of movie that hits you when you least expect it. Just when I thought it was a mess, its aimlessness began to make complete sense. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/4 34% Max (2015) When the films sticks with heart-tugging soldier stuff, it's not bad. When it goes beyond that premise, it becomes so entirely outlandish that it's not enjoyable anymore. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 25, 2015
45% A Little Chaos (2015) Winslet has ... powerful scenes, especially a visceral one near the end that dives into her harried history. It, however, is not enough to keep A Little Chaos in order. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/4 89% Fresh Dressed (2015) It's an interesting look at an often glossed-over aspect of the subculture - although the doc sags as it progresses into the mid-1990s and current modes of fashion. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 25, 2015