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Molly's Game

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7.42 h 20 min2018X-Ray15
The true story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested by the FBI.
Directors
Aaron Sorkin
Starring
Jessica ChastainIdris ElbaKevin Costner
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Michael CeraJeremy StrongChris O'DowdBill Camp
Producers
Mark GordonAmy PascalMatt Jackson
Studio
Entertainment One
Content advisory
Alcohol usesmokingsubstance usefoul languageviolence
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4.4 out of 5 stars

2724 global ratings

  1. 64% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 21% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 10% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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WorldofYPodReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 September 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
When you start wanting it to end sooner....
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Sorry but the rating on this is a tad excessive, on both here and IMDB. It starts well but drags on and get more and more boring. Yes the acting is good, the story is kinda interesting (which is why I ended up enduring it all the way through). I just think it was way too long, both my wife and I were wishing for it to end half way through, that's not a great sign of a movie rated this highly. We were expecting is to twist in some other direction or something more exciting or interesting to happen but it's just pretty "meh". I think good advice is, if you put it on and are getting bored within the first 30mins, turn it off and try something else. Don't like being harsh on Movie reviews but trying to balance the overwhelming amount of 5 star ratings here...which to me... seem questionable.
20 people found this helpful
Mrs. E. D. PlayleReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 July 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed the conversations between Molly and her lawyer and the ...
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This is a superb film.Molly Bloom is perhaps a person that I wouldn't want to meet,but this is a fascinating glimpse at the follies of the rich and famous.It will always confuse me as to why ,if you have worked hard for your riches,you would want to fritter it away at a card table! It should put people off heavy gambling for life.
I enjoyed the conversations between Molly and her lawyer and the clever use of flashback which gave reason to the decisions that Molly made in later life.It was a well-acted and thought provoking piece of entertainment.
16 people found this helpful
AimeeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 October 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good -- respect for the main character
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It's a drama. It's not a crime movie or a thriller or an action movie or a comedy. There is a lot of talking and some of it is quite fast (but there is english subtitles, yay!). And I think it's quite a well done one.

I think it's excellent to outsiders for showing a little about how unforgiving or how the law or police can at times sees things as worse than they might be or do not mind trampling over people to get what they set their mind to (well, in this case, assuming some of the related things were based on real events), and giving a little faith in the judge's out there capability to exercise their judgements and lawyers too (the bit about her lawyers 250000 fee and how they dealt with it is true, though the lawyer in this is fictional).

The main character is intelligent. It makes some of the dialogue more cultural or interesting.

If you don't finish the movie feeling respect for the main characters uncompromisingness on what she sees as honour and for wanting to avoid being the cause of causing injuries to people, and her fierceness for this, I'd be surprised.

There's a lot of flashbacks. I thought they were well done. They felt timely when they appeared, and acted to give background to the story and to the nature of the character.

I see reviews that say the beginning is good or that you have to stick with it until the the last third. The different takes/preferences are interesting. But I'm not sure from what they say or from the reviews I can pin down precisely why. Maybe they weren't in the mood for a drama? Maybe they just didn't gel with the quick talking beginning? Or maybe they did and the bit with a lot of poker games (building her story through them as appropriate) in comparison felt a bit longer, which created a contrast? Or maybe some people found that interesting and when it changed nearer the end to the more legal etc side it didn't appeal? More different things definitely starts 'happening' in the last 40 or so minutes.

Maybe as a once 'overachiever' of sorts as a teen whose not ended up as well as the main characters brothers, it catches my interest a bit more.

I didn't feel like it dragged, personally. Hopefully this review will help some assess whether it might or might not for them.
RiavlapaulReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 September 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
What a boring finale...
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I were expecting is to twist in some other direction at some point or something more exciting or interesting to happen but it's just pretty boring Molly's Game... I really don't want watching Molly's Game no enthusiasm at all, and another thing I'm not a fan of Idris Elba, but I thought I would give it a shot, and WOW he is really boring!!! His acting it's poor, sorry I'm sure have lots people love him... but close your eyes and listening to him talk, without no expression in his words at all, in the close argument with the federal government, where he should show his is the best lawyer in the country, and if he is going to court, his going to destroy the government, and his talk it's with no expression at all... its like his reading direct from the script. and then... ends the film... what a boring finale...
4 people found this helpful
Ms SallyAnneReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 September 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant acting...
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...especially from J Chastain and I Elba. Those long takes were brilliant, you had to wonder if there were cuts between shots or even if they stopped for air - one time elba sounded like he was almost out of breath!
strong female character, strong black character - brilliantly executed!
Also, the bit about her relationship with her father, and how that shaped her personality and choices, is just....so powerful! I guess the relationship between father and daughter is so so complex; and you really have to be paying attention, especially as a father, to know how your actions can make or break your daughter(s), and son(s) too, i'm sure.
Great stuff, In my opinion.
4 people found this helpful
PrimeCustomer007Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 June 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A great story well-executed
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A well-told, engrossing tale of an interesting woman. Jessica Chastain's performance is intelligent and understated. The script adapts the source material enough to keep controversy at bay by not naming the big names involved in the case, but still manages to deliver the punches without getting melodramatic. An entertaining movie!
8 people found this helpful
JKMReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 November 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Worth persevering to the end
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I chose to watch this film because it's a true story and with the proliferation of on-line and TV gaming is quite topical, although story is centred on high rollers.

To be honest for the first 90 minutes it was bit tedious and I was in danger of falling asleep, but then in the last 40 minutes elements of the story start to build to a conclusion that wouldn't be anticipated if you don't know the story.

If you watch this film it is worth persevering to the end because the last 40 minutes become interesting and unexpected, although it's probably not a film that many people would watch more than once.
2 people found this helpful
CargoboxReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 October 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Not just for poker lovers
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I didn't expect much from this film and only really decided to watch it as I'm a huge Idris Elba fan (best voice on TV!)

I planned to watch it while doing some work but the start had me immediately interested and that was it, I sat and devoured the whole film without moving a muscle, it was fascinating.

I don't understand poker lingo at all but this didn't affect my enjoyment of the film one bit.

To think this is derived from a true story makes it all the more enjoyable (truth stranger than fiction and all that) and then to find out in the final credits that it was directed by the creator of The West Wing... how could it not be great.

I urge anyone to watch this film, even if you aren't a poker fan, it's a tale of so much more than just that.
3 people found this helpful
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