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Based on 9 Reviews
critic reviews (9)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    New York Post

    Gore is always with us, but when it comes to horror, there's nothing like a haunted house. And Lovely Molly has a humdinger. show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Lovely Molly is determined to remain ambiguous, but the title says it all. Good-Lookin' Joanie just wouldn't have the same ominous ring to it. show more

  • 38
    Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine

    The film's inconsistent, largely bankrupt style is second to how hard and tackily it leans on the horror of child abuse to goose audiences. show more

  • 60
    Total Film

    Impressive, if messy, the film combines kitchen-sink drama with found-footage horror, perjuring itself with too many plot possibilities. show more

  • 40
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    Judging from Sánchez's Lovely Molly, he'd like to get lost in the trees again, but now knows the path too well. show more

  • 70
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Generating suspense without blowing the special-effects budget, Mr. Sanchez paints an intimate portrait of a tormented personality. Though horrors are eventually unveiled, the film is more chilling in its slower, quieter moments. show more

  • 30
    Nick Pinkerton Village Voice

    It can't sustain interest in the endless unraveling of Molly's psyche, which, as handled by Sánchez, has all the interest of watching an inexplicably untreated wound fester. show more

  • 30
    Los Angeles Times

    Common sense and basic logic are left at the door; there's a brief creature effect that is laughably, outlandishly awful. show more

  • 75
    The A.V. Club

    Lovely Molly is a portrait of either spiraling madness or a haunting, and it deftly handles the slow erosion of its title character's consciousness. Landing somewhere between "Repulsion" and "Paranormal Activity," it keeps the jump scares to a minimum and allows its formidable lead performance to be its best special effect. show more

  • May 19, 2012 scamp72377
    Report This User

    Nice restrained \"psychological\" thriller that builds slowly. It\'s a nice change of pace from all the in your face slasher-torture porn movies that are popular now. Not to say that there isn\'t nudity and violence. Here those elements serve to further the story.

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