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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.
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
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
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
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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
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
May 18, 2012
An effective little shocker anchored by newcomer Gretchen Lodge's remarkable performance as Molly.
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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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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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
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.
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
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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.
| 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

London Evening Standard
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 (UK)
June 28, 2012
Depressing and lazily nonsensical...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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New York Times
May 24, 2012
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