Molly (1999)

Elisabeth Shue stars in this drama as Molly McKay, a mentally challenged woman who has suffered from autism since childhood. Institutionalized since the age of three, Molly is released at age 28 into the custody of her brother Buck (Aaron… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 22, 1999
DVD Release Date: May 15, 2001
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Molly never really elevates above uninspired, cliche-ridden moments.

Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle

A near-disaster.

Ken Tucker
Entertainment Weekly

Bizarrely inept.

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Fred Topel

Half-hearted Flowers for Algernon story. None of the actors seem to really believe it.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Shue comes perilously close to offensive caricature as the afflicted Molly.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

It is moving and has been well-crafted with much care, and it allows Shue, Eckhart, Jane and Jill Hennessy as Molly's doctor to make solid impressions.

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Francesca Dinglasan
Boxoffice Magazine

In spite of its lofty goal to remind the masses that the disabled are human beings with feelings just like everyone else, Molly abounds with cliches about the very people it purports to represent.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A television drama slapped together in a rush.

Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News

Molly is a mess.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

In a world desperate for any kind of kinship, the ties between brothers and sisters remain an invaluable and often unexplored treasure.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
I thought this was fantastic.
Leo L
Great movie!

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