Molly's Game Reviews

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January 25, 2018
While the script crackles and excites, the film itself is profoundly uncinematic.
January 12, 2018
Most of the arias in Molly's Game don't achieve liftoff, and so neither does the movie.
January 6, 2018
If you're fond of Sorkin's script flourishes, then Molly's Game is for you.
January 5, 2018
This is a "Game" that couldn't be more fun to watch.
December 29, 2017
What makes Molly's Game more than an entertaining, if enjoyably familiar big-screen Sorkin-fest (whip-smart characters spouting rapid-fire dialogue while slyly revealing personality traits) is that it's a profoundly emotional film.
December 28, 2017
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin lets rip with another marathon-sprint of exhausting and exhilarating and exasperating dialogue, in the process switching up his game to hyphenate status, and making a very stylish debut as director.
Top Critic
December 28, 2017
Even though this is Sorkin's directing debut, quite a bit of the clarity comes from the visuals, annotated when necessary, precisely shot and edited with nearly every trick known to contemporary filmmaking.
December 28, 2017
It's tempting to think of "Molly's Game" in poker terms: Sorkin's holding a queen, a king, and at least a couple of aces, but the tell is that he talks too much, and in the end you realize he's bluffing.
December 28, 2017
It's a good, brash biopic. For the first hour it's very nearly terrific.
December 28, 2017
At a certain point, everyone watching "Molly's Game" will form the question, "Why should I care about any of this?" It's a question Sorkin should have anticipated. He has no good answer.
December 27, 2017
Few actors on the planet can shift gears as effortlessly as Chastain, who perfectly captures Molly's chameleon-like ability to adapt to situations and to rationalize her worst behavior.
December 27, 2017
It's fun enough to watch Chastain's Bloom find her way, making things up she goes along.
December 26, 2017
The quality of the screenplay takes a back seat to its quantity, and the direction never brings it to life.
December 26, 2017
Despite Ms. Chastain's charisma and gift for delivering Mr. Sorkin's fast talk, Molly isn't interesting.
December 26, 2017
It's all good stuff, delivered by a director who knows how to get the most out of performers speaking his words.
December 25, 2017
Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut gives "poker queen" Molly Bloom the royal treatment she deserves. Star Jessica Chastain proves as eloquent in silence as she does in speech and deals audiences a winning hand.
December 25, 2017
Nothing and no one seems to be holding [Sorkin] back, for better and for worse.
December 23, 2017
Chastain draws us so deeply into Molly's lightning-speed thought processes that you can almost see her synapses firing, making "Molly's Game" not just a biographical portrait but a genuine thriller of the mind.
December 22, 2017
Sorkin's reputation for crisp, rat-a-tat dialogue is well deserved, and he has an intriguing protagonist in Chastain's Molly Bloom.
December 22, 2017
Word-pusher Aaron Sorkin makes his debut as a director, and whaddya know, he directs a lot like he writes: fast and smooth, bordering on slick. But just bordering, because love demands sincerity, and he's found someone to love in Molly Bloom
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