Excerpt: But the world is changing and, while Molly’s Game may have been a good movie according to whatever rubric we used in Sorkin’s 90s heyday and may even be superficially entertaining in bursts now, it’s simply too innocuous and too misguided to pass muster today.
Excerpt: Chastain is fantastic in the role, her thick skin of sarcasm and deflection just hiding the fear of the unknown she faces when the realization of what’s unfolding is afforded full transparency. I could have done without the shoehorned therapy session with Dad at the end, but one unnecessary scene within two-plus hours is a commendable ratio.
Excerpt: Molly’s Game is an exhilarating and enraging watch. Chastain slays. Elba shines, and Sorkin’s dialogue does not disappoint. That is until that damn scene, which taints everything that follows.
Excerpt: As much as Molly’s Game won’t win over any converts to Sorkin’s stable of fans, it’s an absolute delight for those who are already on board. Powerhouse performances coupled with Sorkin’s inimitable flare combine to form a mesmerizing cinematic experience.