• Molly's Game (2017)

Molly's Game

Release Date: December 25th, 2017

DVD Release Date: April 10th, 2018

R |2 hr 21 min

Plot Summary

The true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who 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, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led people to believe.

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Michael Cera, Kevin Costner, Jeremy Strong, Chris O'Dowd, Bill Camp, Brian d'Arcy James

Director: Aaron Sorkin

Genres: Drama , Biography

Production Co: The Mark Gordon Company, Pascal Pictures

Distributors: STX Films

Keywords: Temptation, 2000s, Fascinating, Rise, Gripping, Hotel, Fall, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    It’s too bad that Chastain’s heady, exquisitely subtle performance is dragged down by the laughably vehement male characters that seek to speak for her. You can’t keep a good woman down. But you can constantly talk over her, I guess. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Sorkin both entertains and makes you lean in to absorb every detail of this wild tale, which boasts a stellar cast to help tell it. show more

  • 70
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    The scenes that Chastain and Elba share are enormously enjoyable. There’s a crackling, almost screwball quality to their rapid-fire banter. You rather wish they had more screen time together. But there’s a lot of backstory to explore and many fools to be parted from their money. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)