Molly's Game

Molly's Game

Molly's Game

The directorial debut of Oscar-winning screenwriting Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), based on the real-life misadventures of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain). In the late 2000s Bloom established a high-stakes, international poker game that attracted billionaires, Hollywood elite, and eventually the FBI. Co-stars Idris Elba, Kevin Costner and Michael Cera.

2017Rating: R13, Violence, drug use & offensive language140 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & Biography

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Molly's Game / Reviews

Flicks, Paul Casserly

Flicks, Paul Casserly

Molly’s Game is based on the book about the rise-fall-rise-fall of a woman destined for Olympic glory who hit a giant twig on a ski slope and ended up making a shit-ton of money in the private poker game racket instead. It’s the real-life Molly Bloom re-imagined by Aaron Sorkin, the master screenwriter who has given us so much, including The West Wing and The Social Network. It marks his directorial debut; I nearly walked out. Occasionally that feeling of “life’s too short” starts to permeate the soul halfway through a film, just as the effects of the medication (wine, choc-covered hard-frozen cinema ice cream) wear off.

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Vulture

Vulture

There's a lot missing in Molly's Game, especially regarding its protagonist's personal relationships. But what's there is dandy.

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Variety

Variety

A dense, dynamic, compulsively entertaining affair, whose central role makes stunning use of Chastain's stratospheric talent.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Sorkin has made a canny, disjointed thriller of process and exposition, a sort of Goodfellas riff with a nerdy twist.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The experience of watching Molly's Game feels a bit like hearing a long, rambling story from someone high on something, a frantic, exhausting splurge of information that never truly justifies its existence.

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Stuff

Stuff

If you enjoyed The Social Network or Steve Jobs, with their psychological insights, compelling characters, clever soundtrack choices and non-sequitur asides, then you'll love this.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Ferociously eloquent, densely packed with ideas, immensely entertaining, Molly's Game is a film which fetishes power and success, while also serving as a cautionary tale.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

In his overdue directorial debut, Sorkin both entertains and makes you lean in to absorb every detail of this wild tale, which boasts a stellar cast to help tell it.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

There’s nothing so enticing as being allowed a glimpse into a hidden world of power and privilege, and Molly’s world is certainly that…

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Collider

Collider

Sorkin approaches his directorial debut confidently and, thankfully, with ambition, juggling complex exposition with an exciting visual style. Molly's Game is highly entertaining and positively delightful watch.

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