RAISE HELL: THE LIFE & TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS tells the story of mediafirebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said “Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country.” Molly’s wordshave proved prescient. Now it’s up to us to raise hell!

Engel gives “Raise Hell” such momentum – it’s a whoosh of a movie – that you are quickly swept up in its sights and sounds. There’s a lot to take in.

Manohla Dargis

New York Times

There was never anybody like Molly Ivins before, and never will be again, and this documentary does a fine job of capturing what made her special.

Matt Zoller Seitz


[A]s depicted in this sprightly, fast-paced documentary directed by Janice Engel, Ivins was a one-of-a-kind commentator who was both smart and savagely funny, using a take-no-prisoners sense of humor to eviscerate those she felt abused the public trust.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times