Lovely Molly
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When newlywed Molly Reynolds returns to her long-abandoned family home, reminders of a nightmarish childhood begin seeping into her new life. A malevolent force, whether her own haunted past or some supernatural 'thing,' tirelessly seeks to overwhelm her. Alone and isolated in a centuries-old manor, she soon begins an inexorable descent into depravity. Somewhere in the house, in the terrible space between psychosis and possession, lies an evil that will pull Molly and all those around her into darkness and death. -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If the people in it behaved in a logical way, then there wouldn't be a movie."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"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."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
"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."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Sanchez has not had an easy time since Blair Witch - and this hand-held rerun is unlikely to make it any better."
‑ , This is London
"as perhaps befits a film about moving house, this mixed-media mindmelt requires a lot of unpacking."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"[Its] cynical hedging of its psychological/supernatural bets seems mostly designed to breed sequels."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"Sanchez ... is not making his debut here, and after more than a decade he should be willing to do something besides jerking the camera around and making noises offscreen."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Silly Molly."
‑ Jason Solomons, Observer [UK]
"The film presents us with too many unearned revelations, and it unravels."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"This succeeds thanks to Lodge's extraordinary central performance, a terrifyingly mesmerising study of a woman in diabolic torment"
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
"Some of the shock effects in Lovely Molly are successfully disorienting, but too many of its ideas are reductive and histrionic, such as those concerning the male victimization of women, vengeance and mental illness."
‑ Adam Litovitz, Globe and Mail
"Generating suspense without blowing the special-effects budget, Mr. Sanchez paints an intimate portrait of a tormented personality."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"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."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"Depressing and lazily nonsensical..."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"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."
‑ Hannah McGill, The List
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