I liked this movie way better than I' Tonya. If not for Idris Elba, this movie would have got higher ratings. It is based on true story yet introduce a fictional character to dilute the entire story. I fully enjoyed Jassica Chastain, she is the best!
Molly's Game (2017) 1080p YIFY Movie
Molly's Game (2017) 1080p
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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The Synopsis for Molly's Game (2017) 1080p
Molly Bloom, a beautiful young Olympic-class skier, 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 automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans, and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.
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The Reviews for Molly's Game (2017) 1080p
Great Movie!Reviewed byjeetuuVote: 9/10
When you write about a subject matter, you should at a minimum know what you are talking about.
Over all the movie feels rushed for the sake of pleasing people with ADR.A couple of examples of why Sorkin, who is supposed to be one of the best writers, didn't do a good job here.
Anyone that has played poker for a little bit will know if they have the nuts. Don't tell us they have the nuts and then pretend we should believe they would fold, when within one minute you tell us they don't like to fold.
Makes no sense. Also, don't have a high level sophisticated lawyer not know what in propria persona means. (it means as your own person and refers to people that appear WITHOUT a lawyer.) You want us to believe he didn't know that, but that the skier knew?
Then lawyers and defendants don't sit with the public in court. They are within the bar, and why was she not in custody like the other defendants?
Then there were just situations that were not believable. It s just written like a bad court room drama, all situations that would never happen.
Just a lot of repartee, which unfortunately makes me aware of the writing, not emerging in the movie. And then the constant side tracked with nonsensical stories.
'Molly's Game' is written and directed by esteemed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin of whom it is the directorial debut. It is adapted from the book of the same name by Molly Bloom herself. The film stars Jessica Chastain as the eponymous character in a commanding performance which keeps the audience hooked when the story itself fails to do so. Idris Elba plays Molly's lawyer in another good performance to add to his collection. The story is about Molly who was once an Olympic-hopeful skier who got sidelined due to injury which is shown in an engaging opening scene accompanied by her voice over. After to this she moves to LA and after a brief stint as a cocktail waitress ends up working as an assistant at a high stakes poker game featuring Hollywood stars, business moguls and unknowingly the Russian mob. When her boss refuses to pay her because she is making some much in tips she strikes out on her own and moves the game to a new location making sure to alert all the regular players of where to show up in the process. She also has a game set up in NYC and runs them both at the same time.
Of course this after we watch her being arrested by armed FBI agents in the middle of the night in an earlier scene. Sorkin does this throughout the movie intertwining events before and after she was taken in. It was works for the most part however it does slow down the pace at times when the audience gets invested in Molly's activities before her arrest (running the poker games) and then Sorkin suddenly cuts to events after which are far less attention grabbing (her legal trouble). I will say though that these less intriguing scenes are made more watchable by Chastain and Elba's performances. They are both really good in this movie and two of the strongest parts of 'Molly's Game'. There are a few other noteworthy performances as well namely Kevin Costner as Molly's father, Michael Cera as Player X (apparently based on Tobey Maguire!) and Chris O'Dowd as another one of the poker players. The other major strength of the movie is the script which is full of wit which one has come to expect from Sorkin. This gives Chastain a lot of ammunition to shine and she uses it brilliantly.
The constant voice over does get a little distracting quite often especially when filled with Sorkin's signature choc-a-bloc style dialogue. Thought again it less irritating due to Chastain's fine performance of it. I will also add that the direction is a tad undeveloped but then again this is Sorkin's debut so I'm sure he can only improve from here on out. Despite this though he does use some nice techniques to make high stakes hands of poker more exciting to watch. Overall this a decent directorial debut for Sorkin and one that will hopefully lead to better films from him in the future.