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Lovely Molly Reviews

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Kurt Loder
Reason Online
May 18, 2012
The movie's young lead, Gretchen Lodge, making her big-screen debut, demonstrates a natural star presence.
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.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 18, 2012
Generating suspense without blowing the special-effects budget, Mr. Sanchez paints an intimate portrait of a tormented personality.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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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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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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Alison Willmore
AV Club
May 17, 2012
Lovely Molly is a portrait of either spiraling madness or a haunting, and it deftly handles the slow erosion of its title character's consciousness.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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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
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
May 15, 2012
Has all the interest of watching an inexplicably untreated wound fester.
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
Brad Miska
Bloody Disgusting
April 10, 2012
Sanchez shows tremendous restraint in keeping it simple and in the end, rewards the audience with a haunting little film that's ultimately timeless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Gholson
March 15, 2012
This is easily Sanchez's best work as a director since The Blair Witch Project.
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
June 1, 2012
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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