Million Dollar Arm

Million Dollar Arm

Million Dollar Arm

True underdog sports story starring Mad Men's Jon Hamm as washed up talent agent J.B. Bernstein who travels to India to set up a televised game show - titled Million Dollar Arm - in an attempt to find a baseball star amongst the cricket-mad population. Co-stars Life of Pi's Suraj Sharma, Slumdog Millionaire's Madhurt Mittal, Argo's Alan Arkin and Lake Bell. From the writer of The Station Agent.

The show uncovers two fast-pitching young men in Dinesh Patel (Mittal) and Rinku Singh (Sharma), both from extremely poor families. Despite the pair never having seen a game of baseball and being unable to speak English, Bernstein brings them to America for training before setting his sights on Professional League contracts.

2014Rating: PG124 minsUSA
BiographyDramaSportTrue Story & Biography
Director:
Craig Gillespie ('Mr. Woodcock', 'Lars and the Real Girl', 'Fright Night')
Writer:
Thomas McCarthy
Cast:
Jon HammLake BellAlan ArkinBill PaxtonAasif MandviSuraj SharmaMadhurt Mittal

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Million Dollar Arm / Reviews

Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

What’s not to love about Jon Hamm? The Mad Men star continues to get away with Draper-like behaviour (of the family-friendly variety) in this unconventional true story, told in a conventional way. Hamm plays real-life sports agent J.B. Bernstein, who travelled to India to produce a reality TV show competition to get young Indian cricketers to give baseball a shot in the U.S.

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Variety

Variety

Sometimes a hard-hitting expose, sometimes a big-hearted crowdpleaser...

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Time Out

Time Out

Hamm does an amiable riff on his Don Draper persona, Lake Bell is a delight as his tart-tongued love interest, and Sharma and Mittal are all charm as the cultures-uniting underdogs.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

The only splash of cold water comes from Lake Bell as J.B.’s bohemian tenant, who pops his bubble of self-importance (and the film’s) whenever she gets the opportunity...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Hamm is first-rate, his nuanced portrayal lifting the movie to the winner's circle.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Credit a rock solid turn by lead Jon Hamm that doesn’t shy away from revealing a darker underbelly to his underdog character...

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