Molly's Game Reviews

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June 18, 2019
Molly's Game is not the award-show vehicle Chastain deserves nor the breezy, cheeky exploit that it should have been, but it is a passable fix for dialogue junkies and Elba enthusiasts.
June 4, 2019
Chastain and Elba are both at the top of their respective games, and Sorkin's dialogue is as sharp as ever. But he never really gives us as a reason to care about anyone involved.
April 16, 2019
...maybe it's just the fact that Molly Bloom was no Erin Brockovich in the morality department, and her story - though interesting - doesn't warrant over two hours of our sympathy.
December 21, 2018
The story may be well told, but in the most irritating fashion.
August 27, 2018
If you like 142 min of Aaron Sorkin's indulgent dialogue including constant narration of every intricate detail of the most unnecessary information presented to you then sure.
June 20, 2018
Aaron Sorkin loves his own words so much that not even Jessica Chastain to get out from under them long enough to breathe life into this overlong and overstuffed poker drama.
March 13, 2018
Buried within Molly's Game is what may be the best Hollywood movie on poker, better than Rounders (1998), but Sorkin overstuffed it with back story.
March 6, 2018
Molly's Game is purely for fans of Sorkin or Chastain.
February 16, 2018
Aaron Sorkin's audio-visual choices are so overwrought they confuse the story and overshadow the actors.
January 29, 2018
This story demanded someone like Scorsese and, of course, Sorkin is not him. [Full review in Spanish]
January 25, 2018
While the script crackles and excites, the film itself is profoundly uncinematic.
January 19, 2018
Molly's Game is a movie for those suckers who really do believe we are experiencing "the golden age of television."
January 12, 2018
Molly's Game is a prime showcase for one of Hollywood's most versatile actresses, but the film as a whole doesn't live up to Chastain's fiery performance. A lot is said, but very little sticks with you after the end credits roll.
January 12, 2018
Most of the arias in Molly's Game don't achieve liftoff, and so neither does the movie.
January 11, 2018
Debuting as director in Molly's Game, the eminent screenwriter (Moneyball, etc.) uses Oliver Stone- and Martin Scorsese-style visual overload to accompany all the endless proactive talk, talk and more talk.
January 10, 2018
At its best, Molly's Game is a lively, entertaining, bracingly articulate film. But the final act may have audiences sorely wishing Sorkin had quit while he was ahead.
January 9, 2018
An extremely intelligent debut that is lost in its own speech. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 8, 2018
Molly's Game is so thoroughly worked out that its drama never gets going, because neither its characters nor you have any chance to take a breath.
January 5, 2018
Avoids the many writing pitfalls that Sorkin has repeatedly fallen in throughout his career, we don't get a whole lot of Good Sorkin from it either
January 4, 2018
Despite the abundance of snappy comebacks and delicious zingers, the structural weaknesses of the story show. There is little depth to Bloom's character and putting intellectual meat on the bones of Bloom's story is an exercise in repetition.
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