“Deal with her.”
An assured and stylish directorial debut from acclaimed writer Aaron Sorkin, whose script is brimming with the class, wit and pacey dialogue that is typical of his work. A larger than life true story of determination, triumph over the patriarchy and run-ins with the law told through the eyes of Molly Bloom, played to perfection by Jessica Chastain (with a terrific supporting cast led by Idris Elba). A tighter runtime might have afforded Molly’s Game a zip in line with the pace of its dialogue, but more time spent with Chastain kicking ass and taking names hardly seems like something to complain about.
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