Molly's Game

Molly's Game

DVD - 2018
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The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

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mikeedm
Jul 16, 2018

This was a good movie. Interesting and well acted. Highly recommend.

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Stresstested
Jul 06, 2018

2 stars if you read the book first. In the book, the protagonist is Molly Bloom. In the movie, the star is the lawyer. If you've read the book, you're thinking "What lawyer?" Exactly! What lawyer was in the book worth remembering? In the book there are 4 sections, (i) her youth and family, (ii) her demanding boss and the on the job training, (iii) the players and the card games and (iv) lastly her downfall. The last part was the shortest and least in depth part in the book, but it is almost the entire movie. Idris Elba shines in the movie as the lawyer and maybe that's why you should see it, but I can't recall the lawyer in the book.

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_Amazon_
Jun 25, 2018

Interesting from the get go, really enjoyed it.

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beyardoe
Jun 17, 2018

Good movie. Got lost in some of the Gambling language used. It’s also a long movie. But! It held my interest. Not a bad movie.

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samjenks
Jun 12, 2018

Interesting movie for adults only.

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BlueHippo
Jun 11, 2018

Way too long, as most reviewers have said. Also, the book is MUCH better-the movie goes back and forth in time, which becomes a tired gimmick. Just ell the story! Anyway, read the book, then get the movie and just fast forward to about the last 30 minutes or so. This is because the book ends when she is arrested-the movie will let you in on what happened to her in court!

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Ron@Ottawa
Jun 04, 2018

At 2 hrs and 20 mins this is one long film - unnecessary long. Chastain is a good actress and she looks good in low-cut dresses, which she wears a lot in many scenes. But together with a fairly tender moment, one of bonding between father and daughter toward the end of the film, this is about all the film has to offer me. The plot simply fails to interest me so I wound up fastforwarding some parts. A very average film despite the accolades from some film critics.

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Lucik32
Jun 01, 2018

This two hours and half long movie was so incomprehensible and fast paced that got me lost. Seriously, was it necessary to provide too much information and facts in just one sentence? How many words can one say in one minute? Watched it with subtitles, but had to pause the movie way too often to let the facts sink in.
Acting was decent. Knew nothing about poker, so could not understand the terminology and rules.
Surprised some call Molly a heroine? What for? Greediness and playing illegally? Her sentence was just a big joke. Could not sympathize with her. She knew she invited Russian mafia to join the game even though the description on DVD cover says different.
Could not finish the movie; it was just too fast and too much info per minute. The movie could have been made better (and def shorter!).

JCLHeatherM May 28, 2018

This fast-paced movie may be best watched with the subtitles on. The dialogue is fast and often witty (Aaron Sorkin directed the movie and wrote the screenplay), and the action is nonstop which makes for a very fast viewing. Molly Bloom is definitely a heroine to root for, sticking by her guns the entire film and refusing to compromise herself in the process. The relationship between Bloom and her attorney Charlie Jaffey is entertaining and provides insight to Molly's background as a former Olympian skier.

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cmarie20
May 28, 2018

Tough movie. Thoroughly enjoyed it -

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jimg2000
May 03, 2018

I Googled every word I heard that I didn't know. Flop, river, fourth street, tilt, cooler, boat, nuts,
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They didn't burn witches, it's a myth. They hanged them. Or drowned them or crushed them with heavy rocks.
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If I took a rake, this game would no longer be legal.
-And if you can't cover, this game will no longer exist.
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I married young and I married dull. If I'd been born in Greenwich instead of Flushing?
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In Mike Davidov's phone intercepts alone, just Davidov, your name comes up 19 times. "We need Molly," "Get Molly," "Bring Molly" It strongly suggests you're important to his business so it's hard for me to believe that
someone with your savvy and obvious intellect--
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Where are your friends? Where is the one guy saying, "Hey, you know, Molly, I know you're doing everything to save my life, what can I do for you? Let me buy you a sandwich. Where are they, Molly?

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jimg2000
May 03, 2018

A survey was taken a few years ago that asked 300 professionals one question, "What's the worst thing that can happen in sports?" Some people answered losing a game 7, and other people said getting swept in the 4. Some people said it was missing the world cup, and some Brazilians said it was losing to Argentina. Not just in the world cup. Anytime, ever in any contest. But one person answered that the worst thing that can happen in sports is 4th place at the Olympics.

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This courthouse is located within spitting distance of Wall Street. I know this from my personal experience trying to spit at it. The men and women who work there will commit more serious crimes by lunchtime today than the defendant has committed in this indictment.
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Careers will be ruined. Families. Wives, lives on both coasts--
-Hey, when a rich guy goes to jail he spreads his money around. His-his lawyer knows how to take care of that. He spreads his money around. You don't have any!

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