Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins

Critics Consensus

As sharp, funny, and scathingly irreverent as its subject, Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins pays entertaining tribute to a brilliant writer.

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Verified Ratings: 32
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RAISE HELL is a documentary about the celebrated national political columnist and Texan, Molly Ivins who used her razor sharp wit to speak truth to power.

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  • Janice Engel's loving portrait of perhaps the most famous liberal journalist in Texas history (there must be a few others, right?) feels a bit like a pitch for a biopic. That is to say, it's more portrait than story.

    Oct 12, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • [A] documentary that makes the case for how much the outspoken journalist's voice is missed today.

    Oct 4, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • This movie just a hoot and a half.

    Sep 16, 2019 | Full Review…
  • [A]s depicted in this sprightly, fast-paced documentary directed by Janice Engel, Ivins was a one-of-a-kind commentator who was both smart and savagely funny, using a take-no-prisoners sense of humor to eviscerate those she felt abused the public trust.

    Sep 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • There's a sense in which Ivins doesn't quite fit in the documentary either - or rather what fits in is great, but what doesn't fit in (emotionally, personally) - gets left out, and that matters a lot.

    Sep 11, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • With free speech under attack, and truth-telling seemingly in short supply, "Raise Hell" offers an entertaining and bracing look at one of journalism's least punch-pulling practitioners.

    Sep 10, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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