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Million Dollar Arm Reviews

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Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
October 10, 2015
The art of the deal gives way to matters of the heart, giving viewers a game changer both charming and uplifting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dustin Putman
October 6, 2014
"Million Dollar Arm" is bland and overlong at 124 minutes. Simply put, there is nothing here of interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rich Cline
September 1, 2014
Based on a true story, this is one of those relentlessly uplifting Disney movies that mixes comedy and emotion to inspire and move the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]
August 31, 2014
Craig Gillespie's by-numbers schmaltzathon never transcends its tourist's-eye views of India or patronisingly cliched views of its people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
August 30, 2014
Jon Hamm turns on the charm and scores a home run.
Geoffrey Macnab
August 29, 2014
In its own gently comical way, Million Dollar Arm plays up the misunderstandings between Hollywood and India -- as well as the mutual fascination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
George Byrne
Irish Independent
August 29, 2014
A likeable and agreeable movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Amon Warmann
August 29, 2014
Though it doesn't offer much by way of freshness, Million Dollar Arm is about as enjoyable as a predictable film gets, thanks to a feel good mix of genuine heart and wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
August 28, 2014
It might sound like a superhero movie but Million Dollar Arm is a stirringly human drama based on a true story and a welcome reminder that extraordinary feats can be achieved by mere mortals.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike McCahill
August 28, 2014
A cold, hard business story, reshaped by Disney into a warm, fuzzy hug.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
August 28, 2014
There's nothing wildly unpredictable on offer here, but it still winningly manages to sneak its way past your defences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emma Dibdin
Digital Spy
August 28, 2014
The steady hand of director Craig Gillespie (whose previous work includes the off-kilter Lars and the Real Girl) is evident throughout, and the result is warm, witty and thoroughly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eddie Harrison
The List
August 26, 2014
Hamm's charm works well playing a debonair scoundrel on television but in this bland, family friendly offering, it's a resource that's quickly drained.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
August 25, 2014
Very funny underdog comedy that's genuinely heartwarming and full of charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Siobhan Synnot
August 25, 2014
A cross between Bend It Like Beckham and Cool Runnings, you can see what Disney is pitching from a mile away, but it's polished and pleasant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Harley
Total Film
August 25, 2014
Hamm and Bell keep this hooey light, but you can't lob a ball in here without hitting notes played better in Jerry Maguire and Slumdog Millionaire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Hughes
August 1, 2014
You don't have to be a sports fan to like this movie, and even when it's getting predictable you'll probably find yourself enjoying it anyway. It's not brilliant or daring, but it's got genuine heart...
Todd Jorgenson
June 30, 2014
... has trouble finding the strike zone, and in the baseball-movie canon, is likely to be relegated to the bullpen.
Rebecca Barry
June 22, 2014
As far as sports movies go, like Hamm, it's immensely likeable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
June 2, 2014
"Million Dollar Arm" benefits from a strong performance by Jon Hamm in the lead and a top-notch supporting cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.1/2
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