Molly's Game
Molly's Game (2018)

MOLLY'S GAME is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 5, 2018
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Powered by an intriguing story and a pair of outstanding performances from Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba, Molly's Game marks a solid debut for writer-director Aaron Sorkin.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Most of the arias in Molly's Game don't achieve liftoff, and so neither does the movie.

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Bob Mondello

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.

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Luke Buckmaster
The Daily Review/Crikey

Pedal to the metal dialogue is paired with pedal to the metal voice-over narration, which exacerbates the film's hurried manner.

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David Sims
The Atlantic

If you're fond of Sorkin's script flourishes, then Molly's Game is for you.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

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.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

At its best, Molly's Game takes us deep into an intriguing, hidden world that few if any of us will ever get to see.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

This is a "Game" that couldn't be more fun to watch.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

It's a good, brash biopic. For the first hour it's very nearly terrific.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

To borrow from poker talk, Molly's Game is a royal straight flush. And that's about as good as it gets.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Sanjay Rema
I may be a sucker for Sorkin's scripts, but there's no denying how great a writer he is, especially after watching this film, and it turns out, he is… More
Glenn Gaylord
SLOANE SQUARED - My Review of MOLLY'S GAME (3 Stars) Have you ever had that experience of seeing a film you really enjoyed, but had a nagging feeling… More
Nate Zoebl
Molly's Game is Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut, clearly having studied at the altar of David Fincher, and he packs a lot into his 140 minutes… More
John C
Another good story about a bad person - Molly Bloom is certainly not a role model. Chastain plays her as if she is the offspring of Sorkin with that… More
KJ Proulx
Adapted from the novel by Molly Bloom (the subject of the film), Aaron Sorkin has officially stepped up to helm his first film as both writer and director. Most… More
Thomas Drufke
It's no shock that Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut has one of the best screenplays and one of the most fast-paced but intricately thought out plots… More