Molly Freeman

Molly Freeman
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Hollywood.com, ScreenRant

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
1.5/5 20% Rim of the World (2019) Rim of the World attempts a new spin on the sci-fi adventure genre, but it fails to live up to, or set itself apart from, the movies that inspired it. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
4/5 88% Rocketman (2019) Rocketman features a stunning, powerful star turn from Taron Egerton as Elton John in a sharp and entertaining jukebox musical-style biopic. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
4.5/5 97% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart puts a fun, fresh and female spin on the high school coming-of-age comedy with a hilarious script and excellent performances from its leads. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
3/5 51% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) The Sun Is Also A Star adapts the YA novel into an unapologetically sincere, and somewhat cheesy, contemporary love story that's still swoonworthy. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3/5 69% Wine Country (2019) Netflix's Wine Country, from director Amy Poehler, is a feel-good comedy about the power of friendship with a stellar ensemble cast of funny ladies. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet The Last Summer (2019) Netflix's The Last Summer is a hodgepodge of better teen movies, failing to say anything new or poignant about the transitionary period to adulthood. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3.5/5 66% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Detective Pikachu is wholesome, silly fun, with solid world-building and stunning CGI Pokémon that are complemented well enough by its story. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
4.5/5 95% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Avengers: Endgame wraps up the story of the MCU so far, delivering an epic superhero adventure while honoring the past in a satisfying finale. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3.5/5 83% Someone Great (2019) Someone Great puts a new spin on the rom-com genre with an entertaining romp through NYC as three friends reach turning points in their love lives. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/5 67% The Perfect Date (2019) Netflix's The Perfect Date is a fairly standard and entirely enjoyable rom-com that excels as a starring vehicle for the charming Noah Centineo. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/5 15% After (2019) After is an intimate look at the ups and downs of first love that takes some nonsensical narrative turns, but is nevertheless a captivating romance. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2/5 16% Hellboy (2019) Despite a potentially compelling lead, Hellboy is a surprisingly boring superhero epic that drags between sequences of fantasy action spectacle. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/5 45% Little (2019) Little successfully puts a funny new spin on age-changing comedy with a surprisingly heartfelt message about staying true to yourself when growing up. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
2.5/5 63% Unicorn Store (2019) Brie Larson's feature directorial debut, Unicorn Store, has more style than substance, but a charming lead performance and important message buoy it. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
2/5 47% Dumbo (2019) Disney's live-action Dumbo movie has threads of a heartwarming family story, with good performances, but is as shallow as its overly CGI-ed world. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
3.5/5 90% Shazam! (2019) Shazam! is a wildly fun superhero adventure, with plenty of humor and heart, but struggles at times to strike a good balance between levity and drama. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
2/5 40% The Dirt (2019) Netflix's The Dirt has all the sensationalist sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll of Mötley Crüe, but little heart despite its attempts to humanize the band. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
2.5/5 32% Wonder Park (2019) Wonder Park has a wonderfully touching message about sadness and fear set in a wildly imaginative world, with a still rather unremarkable story. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel has all the usual MCU humor and action (with a few surprises), and plenty of girl power moments in Larson's strong performance. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 68% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Isn't It Romantic is a wild and hilarious meta journey inside a romantic comedy, poking fun at the genre's tropes while embracing its message of love. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
2.5/5 45% What Men Want (2019) What Men Want is a solid comedy, in which Taraji P. Henson shines as the star, that also manages to somewhat compellingly explore bias against women. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3.5/5 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Alita: Battle Angel is a mesmerizing feat of filmmaking - and stunning in 3D - that struggles under the weight of adapting such rich source material. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
3/5 22% Miss Bala (2019) Gina Rodriguez is an empowering, if reluctant hero in Miss Bala, offering a fascinating star turn in Hardwicke's skillfully wrought action thriller. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
4.5/5 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is another imaginative adventure, building off the first film in inventive ways, and a blast for viewers of any age. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
3/5 90% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Joe Cornish's The Kid Who Would Be King is a stylish and earnest modern retelling of the King Arthur story that's fun for the whole family. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
2/5 62% A Dog's Way Home (2019) A Dog's Way Home is a fine family-friendly adventure about man's best friend, hitting the same emotional chords as (better) movies that came before. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
4/5 92% Bumblebee (2018) Bumblebee is a fun, heartfelt and still action-filled Transformers prequel that ushers in a new - and better - era of movies about the Autobots. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2.5/5 51% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) Once Upon A Deadpool proves the foul-mouthed anti-hero can work in the confines of PG-13, but it only kind of works as a re-cut version of Deadpool 2. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
3.5/5 65% Aquaman (2018) What DC's Aquaman movie lacks in refinement, it makes up for with action spectacle and a whole lot of fun personality from Momoa's Arthur Curry. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
3/5 85% Dumplin' (2018) Netflix's Dumplin' has an emotionally impactful message of self-acceptance, wrapped in a charming coming-of-age story & steeped in Dolly Parton music. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 51% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is a darker adaptation of Kipling's stories, with stunning visual feats from director Andy Serkis and an impactful story. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
4.5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse delivers a funny, heartwarming and fresh superhero origin story with gorgeously executed comic-style animation. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
90% The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) The best one of all - and surely we can all agree on this one - is The Year Without A Santa Claus. On top of being an animated Christmas special, it's also a musical with songs like I Could Be Santa Claus and Blue Christmas. - Hollywood.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
3/5 15% Robin Hood (2018) Robin Hood modernizes the classic story with some new ideas that don't always work, but the tale of an outlaw hero is buoyed by Taron Egerton's charm. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3.5/5 89% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Ralph Breaks the Internet is bigger and more heartfelt, with some fun Disney nostalgia, but its story gets lost in the online setting at times. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/5 81% Overlord (2018) Overlord is an elevated B-movie that effectively blends war drama with zombie-Nazi horror for a wild, gory and fantastically fun thrill fest. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3/5 59% The Grinch (2018) The Grinch works as a modernized retelling of Dr. Seuss's classic, with some compelling tweaks to the story and characters, for plenty of family fun. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/5 75% Monster Party (2018) Monster Party is a violent ride of a home invasion horror movie that puts its own stylistic spin on the genre, but doesn't fully rise above the pack. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
2.5/5 32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) The Nutcracker and the Four Realms has all the elements of an earnest holiday movie with family-friendly fun, but is less than the sum of its parts. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2.5/5 63% Outlaw King (2018) Outlaw King is buoyed by strong performances, by Chris Pine in particular, but David Mackenzie's swords-and-mud epic is too plodding to be exciting. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 29% Venom (2018) Venom is certainly a flawed superhero movie, but Tom Hardy's performances as Eddie Brock and Venom make for a fun and entertaining ride. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
4.5/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) The Hate U Give tackles serious issues of racism and police violence with unflinching honesty and a stunning lead performance by Amandla Stenberg. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Bad Times at the El Royale is a deliciously entertaining, if sometimes slow, love letter to film noir from director Drew Goddard elevated by the cast. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 72% Assassination Nation (2018) Assassination Nation works well both as a stylish thriller with tense, horrific moments and as a feminist parable for the modern social media age. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a magical, kid-friendly horror flick with exceptionally fun performances by Jack Black and Cate Blanchett. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
2.5/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) A Simple Favor is a delightfully twisty psychological thriller with compelling performances, and much of Paul Feig's humor, but little substance. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
2/5 51% Destination Wedding (2018) Destination Wedding aims to be the misanthrope's rom-com, but despite the charm of Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves, it's just plain unlikable. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
2/5 64% Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018) Sierra Burgess is a Loser attempts to be a modern and progressive teen rom-com, but tends to lean on the genre's regressive tropes too much. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/5 68% Prodigy (2018) Prodigy offers a compelling, if low-budget psychological thriller that's elevated by the lead performances and a twist on a classic sci-fi premise. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
1.5/5 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) The Happytime Murders mines all its comedy from R-rated puppet antics and Melissa McCarthy's typical schtick, but the jokes quickly wear thin. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018