Indyfreak - wrote on 04/23/18
Aaron Sorkin's chatterbox drama about an Olympian turned high stakes poker hostess is boosted immensely by Jessica Chastain's lead performance. As expected, she's dynamite as someone who is slowly drawn into an alluring underworld fueled by greed and vanity. Idris Elba is alright as her defense lawyer but really, he's just a POV character for the viewer(s) to react to her wild story. Chris O'Dowd is very funny as a hapless drunk and Michael Cera gives his best performance in years. If there's anything wrong with 'MOLLY'S GAME', it's that the movie is too talky for its own good. Sorkin loves to write, I respect that. But it's always better to show than tell.