Moneyball

Moneyball

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Moneyball

True baseball drama about Billy Beane's desperate, unorthodox methods as general manager of the Oakland Athletics - the major league's poorest club. Stars Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman. From the director of Capote, based on the book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.

Frustrated with the team's lack of money and continuously losing talent to far wealthier clubs, Beane (Pitt) - a failed former player with a growing hatred of losing - figures he needs a unique approach to compete. He sees the light in theories championed by Peter Brand (Hill), a young Yale economics major, new to baseball. To the chagrin of the club's traditionalists, Beane and Brand attempt to create a more competitive team, on bargain bin prices, thorough analysis and a new sabermetric approach to scouting players.

Winner of Best Actor (Pitt) at the Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2011. Winner of Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Pitt) at the New York Film Critic Circle Awards 2011.
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Reviews & comments

Village Voice

Village Voice

press

It really happened, it's really corny, and it's really great.

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Variety

Variety

press

Uncannily sharp.

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USA Today

USA Today

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A thinking person's baseball movie, a more complex version of the inspirational sports story.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

You’ll be surprised how hard it grips, even if baseball means less than sod-all to you.

4.0
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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Turns out to be smart, funny and seemingly seamless.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

One of the most soulful of baseball movies -- it confronts the anguish of a very tough game.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Takes all this seemingly dry, dusty, inside-baseball stuff and turns it into the kind of all-too-rare pleasurable Hollywood diversion that gives you a contact high.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's an engaging, almost exotic film.

3.0
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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Moneyball is one of the best and most viscerally exciting films of the year.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A smart, intense and moving film that isn't so much about sports as about the war between intuition and statistics.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Impressive and surprising.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A baseball movie for people who dislike the sport.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A chest-swelling story about second chances and flipping a finger up (even a giant foam one) to The Man.

4.0
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E! Online

E! Online

press

The entertaining banter between Pitt and Jonah Hill isn't quite enough to make such an insular world compelling.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Persuades as a rousing egghead triumph.

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Extract from theaterofthecommonman.com it was hard not to be captivated by the game's romance as I watched today's film Moneyball. Based on Michael Lewis's exceptional biography, Moneyball: The Art of Winning the Unfair Game, the film focuses on arguably the modern game's most innovative exponent, Billy Beane. In a sport where a team's success is...

4.0
0

American underdog sports movies are far from a new concept, but rarely does one come together as well as Bennett Miller's MONEYBALL. It's something of a hard sell, given that the film more concerned with statistics and percentages than the game of baseball itself, yet writers Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin craft a surprisingly compelling story, and...

4.0
0

Bennett Miller showed his directing skill with CAPOTE. His perfectionism and attention to detail and dialogue, acting and setting are all here in MONEYBALL - as is CAPOTE star Philip Seymour Hoffman, who pops up as the coach of the Oakland A's baseball team. But this is not really a baseball movie. The team's general manager (ex-baseball player, Billy...

4.0
0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

It really happened, it's really corny, and it's really great.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Uncannily sharp.

0
USA Today

USA Today

press

A thinking person's baseball movie, a more complex version of the inspirational sports story.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

You’ll be surprised how hard it grips, even if baseball means less than sod-all to you.

4.0
0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Turns out to be smart, funny and seemingly seamless.

0
The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

One of the most soulful of baseball movies -- it confronts the anguish of a very tough game.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Takes all this seemingly dry, dusty, inside-baseball stuff and turns it into the kind of all-too-rare pleasurable Hollywood diversion that gives you a contact high.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's an engaging, almost exotic film.

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Moneyball is one of the best and most viscerally exciting films of the year.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A smart, intense and moving film that isn't so much about sports as about the war between intuition and statistics.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Impressive and surprising.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A baseball movie for people who dislike the sport.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A chest-swelling story about second chances and flipping a finger up (even a giant foam one) to The Man.

4.0
0
E! Online

E! Online

press

The entertaining banter between Pitt and Jonah Hill isn't quite enough to make such an insular world compelling.

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Persuades as a rousing egghead triumph.

0

Extract from theaterofthecommonman.com it was hard not to be captivated by the game's romance as I watched today's film Moneyball. Based on Michael Lewis's exceptional biography, Moneyball: The Art of Winning the Unfair Game, the film focuses on arguably the modern game's most innovative exponent, Billy Beane. In a sport where a team's success is...

4.0
0

American underdog sports movies are far from a new concept, but rarely does one come together as well as Bennett Miller's MONEYBALL. It's something of a hard sell, given that the film more concerned with statistics and percentages than the game of baseball itself, yet writers Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin craft a surprisingly compelling story, and...

4.0
0

Bennett Miller showed his directing skill with CAPOTE. His perfectionism and attention to detail and dialogue, acting and setting are all here in MONEYBALL - as is CAPOTE star Philip Seymour Hoffman, who pops up as the coach of the Oakland A's baseball team. But this is not really a baseball movie. The team's general manager (ex-baseball player, Billy...

4.0
0