For 50 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 74% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Molly Eichel's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Fits
Lowest review score: 25 We Are Your Friends
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 50
  2. Negative: 3 out of 50
50 movie reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Molly Eichel
    Like its lead Royalty Hightower, whose performance is just as spectacular as her name, The Fits is impossible to look away from. It's gorgeous, poetic, and opaque, and I've never seen any other movie like it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Molly Eichel
    Eden is the kind of movie that hits you when you least expect it. Just when I thought it was a mess, its aimlessness began to make complete sense.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Molly Eichel
    Moss and Waterston are incredible, and even though Queen of Earth is purposefully not a readily digestible film, they keep it intensely interesting.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Molly Eichel
    The Witch is a stressful movie to watch, and that's meant as the highest praise.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    Byrne and Kroll are the reasons to see Adult Beginners. The story itself feels truncated, like there are bits missing that we should see, ambling along.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    The sameness of the two movies doesn't make the second feel like a re-tread. If anything, it feels comfortable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    Deserves to be considered on its own merits, and while not a masterpiece, it is beautiful, nonetheless.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    It's an interesting look at an often glossed-over aspect of the subculture - although the doc sags as it progresses into the mid-1990s and current modes of fashion.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    While Thorpe ostensibly explores the sibilant consonants and careful enunciation that characterize what we have come to think of as "sounding gay," his film is really about his identity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    Watching these young men brutalize each other is troubling enough, but perhaps the film's most interesting angle is how the experiment changes more than its subjects.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    Comparisons to HBO's "Girls" will abound, but Fort Tilden has a more satirical bent than Lena Dunham's much-talked-about show.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    Like "Compliance," Z for Zachariah shows how terrifying and redeeming interpersonal relationships can be. We crave human contact, yet it can still destroy us, even at the end of the world.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    Until Steak(R)evolution gets repetitive, it's fascinating to see how everything, from culture to politics, affects what we eat and how we eat it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    The Second Mother is an interesting look at generational and class divides in Brazil, without the feel of a lecture or lesson.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    Ravi is an affable guide through the world of Indian dating, and Champa and Vasant are adorable and hilarious.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    The Keeping Room looks at the brutality of humanity.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    What makes Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead feel particularly vibrant is how the Lampoon's specific art direction is put to use.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    Goosebumps fulfills its purpose, and that's what matters.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    It's a sweet, funny comedy starring two of the best and brightest in the game.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot isn't a great movie, but it is something rare and important: a woman's story of self-discovery - having nothing to do with her finding a husband - that has gotten room on the big screen.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    A running joke about hipster clich├ęs is tiresome, and the movie's plot threads are uneven. But watching Field work her magic is so delightful.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    It's a documentary that is ostensibly a profile of a man, but is really about the vibrant city he inhabits, beyond the Hollywood sheen and the grit of Compton.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    Mirren is icy and fierce. Rickman brings both levity and sorrow to his role as a soldier who has seen war from both sides: the conference room and battlefield.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    The movie pivots from what I expected it to be: a family drama about an outsider, as the opening conversation suggests. Instead, it becomes an eerie mood piece about secrets buried deep in a family's fabric.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    It's the living jungle of Kipling's stories that we could once see only in our minds.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    The movie's greatest misstep - other than Dempsey's boring romantic foil - is that, at one point, Bridget flashes back to events from the first movie. It's a reminder of how much fun the first film was, and it'll make you want to run out and watch that rather than the finish the one you bought a ticket for.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Molly Eichel
    The Edge of Seventeen is funny and tragic, but most of all it feels real in the same way John Hughes movies felt real. It's not a candy-coated version of teenagedom. It's harsh, and awkward, and funny, just like being a teenager.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Molly Eichel
    A small, dreamy romance.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Molly Eichel
    Acts more like a primer for newbies unfamiliar with the show's history, giving no real insight into Lorne Michaels' long-running creation.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Molly Eichel
    There are the bare bones of a plot, but the true purpose of this animated feature is to highlight Gibran's poetic essays, recited sonorously by Liam Neeson.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Molly Eichel
    The execution may not be there, but at least it has good intentions. Then again, you know what they say about the road to hell.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Molly Eichel
    It's not great, either, but it is better than mediocre.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Molly Eichel
    Popstar gets to satirize not just music, but also celebrity culture in a way that a movie such as Spinal Tap never could - because, well, the internet and 24-hours news cycle didn't exist in 1984.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Molly Eichel
    It wants to be "Wedding Crashers," but it's not nearly as memorable, smart, or sweet.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Molly Eichel
    Max
    When the films sticks with heart-tugging soldier stuff, it's not bad. When it goes beyond that premise, it becomes so entirely outlandish that it's not enjoyable anymore.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Molly Eichel
    A mid-point twist is particularly ridiculous, and in an attempt to reconcile this turning point, the final act of the movie becomes a mess.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Molly Eichel
    There's nothing to say that crass can't be funny - and it sometimes is in Daley and Goldstein's iteration - but Vacation loses any of the ooey-gooey, family-friendly heart that made you really want Clark to get to Walley World to begin with.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Molly Eichel
    A loving ode to screwball comedies from the Golden Age of Hollywood that never approaches the films it pays homage to.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Molly Eichel
    What could have been an amusing and entertaining zombie flick is, instead, a slog.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Molly Eichel
    The plot itself has little momentum, and what should feel dramatic instead feels inert.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Molly Eichel
    Watching people be miserable with each other for the movie's run-time does not always make for a pleasant experience.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Molly Eichel
    The irony of Anesthesia is that, while it uses interconnectivity as a storytelling mechanism, the characters do not really connect.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Molly Eichel
    If you're looking for a reason to watch pretty people and cry, then, by all means, head to the theater. But it pales in comparison to other Sparks works, especially when it gets into medical-ethics territory.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Molly Eichel
    For every laugh that Zoolander 2 elicits, there's a pang that all this was funnier the first time around.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Molly Eichel
    Keanu doesn't go far enough. Key & Peele was searing and incisive about race and American culture, and Keanu doesn't even scratch the surface.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Molly Eichel
    While the plot is dumb and the script is worse, watching aliens explode in spectacular fashion isn't the worst excuse to spend to two hours in air-conditioning.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Molly Eichel
    The set pieces are fun, if not as spectacular as those in Jon Favreau's adaptation of Kipling's similar "The Jungle Book." And the plot moves at a nice pace.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Molly Eichel
    Perhaps it's for the best that We Are Your Friends doesn't try to appeal to anyone outside its stars' own kind. Fewer people will have to see it.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Molly Eichel
    Characters are introduced as archetypes to serve as jokes and little more.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Molly Eichel
    A piece of schlock from Garry Marshall.

Top Trailers