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 Molly's Game 

Rate this film:
A 40%  40%  [ 2 ]
B 20%  20%  [ 1 ]
C 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
D 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
F 40%  40%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 5

 Molly's Game 
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Molly's Game is a 2017 American crime drama film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin in his directorial debut, based upon the memoir Molly's Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker by Molly Bloom.

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1. The Lost City of Z - 2. A Cure for Wellness - 3. Phantom Thread - 4. T2 Trainspotting - 5. Detroit - 6. Good Time - 7. The Beguiled - 8. The Florida Project - 9. Logan and 10. Molly's Game


Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:43 am
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Molly's Game features a surprisingly inspiring underdog tale of a poor little rich girl who discovers whether justice rewards virtue, not to mention the roots of her daddy issues. It takes an uncommon moral courage to not rat out your friends/clients, especially in this age where squealing is a glorified virtue. Jessica Chastain is solid as always, though I wouldn't say this is her best work. The running time felt a little long, but not by much - I was definitely all in to see the outcome of Molly's Game. *A-*


Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:32 pm
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Absolutely loved this. Jessica Chastain gives a tour de force performance which is actually maybe my favorite female performance of the year, and is equally matched by Idris Elba who is also brilliant. Kevin Costner also gives a really lovely performance here - his scene at the end was great. The script is crackling and hilarious and surprising. One of the year's best. A


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Lol at the poll being 1 F.

I thought this was great. Chastain is excellent and I wasn't bothered by the runtime at all since I was invested.


Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:09 am
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Either my #2 or #3 of the year. I thought it was immensely entertaining. The script and Chastain are fantastic! Deserves a Best Costume and Best Makeup Oscar nomination, and of course Chastain deserves to be nominated. My favorite female performance of the year. She kills it!

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Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:20 pm
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Really enjoyed this. It likely won't make it into my top 10 of the year, but its a very well mad film with powerhouse performances from Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba. Kevin Costner has some standout scenes towards the end aswell. A pretty damn impressive directorial debut from Aaron Sorkin IMO and I definitely can't wait to see what he does next.

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