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Aaron Sorkin United States, 2017

Jason's rating of the film Molly's Game

Sorkin has always struck me as a writer whose highs are counterbalanced by lamentable lows (often within the same work). The highs here are intoxicating. We often hear voice-over denigrated as the lazy writer's easy out, but whilst Chastain's Molly remains the organizing intelligence of the film proper, MOLLY'S GAME is superlative. When the film is handed over to lengthy patches of dialogue, however, things get iffy.