• PG, 2 hr. 4 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Craig Gillespie
    In Theaters:
    May 16, 2014 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 7, 2014
  • Walt Disney Pictures


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Million Dollar Arm Reviews

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Mark Hughes

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...

Full Review Source: Forbes

August 1, 2014
Todd Jorgenson

... has trouble finding the strike zone, and in the baseball-movie canon, is likely to be relegated to the bullpen.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

June 30, 2014
Rebecca Barry

As far as sports movies go, like Hamm, it's immensely likeable.

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 3/5

June 22, 2014
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks

"Million Dollar Arm" benefits from a strong performance by Jon Hamm in the lead and a top-notch supporting cast.

Full Review Source: Leonard Maltin's Picks | Original Score: 2.1/2

June 2, 2014
John Urbancich
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Its true story actually smells rather fishy in that almost everything about it plays as manufactured schmaltz.

Full Review Source: Your Movies (cleveland.com) | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 29, 2014
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...it ultimately seems obvious that this material is inherently not able to sustain a feature-length endeavor.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 28, 2014
Rebecca Murray
Showbiz Junkies

It's everything you expect a Disney "inspirational sports movie" to be.

Full Review Source: Showbiz Junkies | Original Score: B

May 23, 2014
Diana Saenger

A Grand Slam

Full Review Source: ReviewExpress.com | Original Score: 4/5

May 20, 2014
Michael Dequina

Achieves a certain emotional authenticity even as the viewer anticipates exactly which heart string will be plucked and how.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

May 19, 2014
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Million Dollar Arm scores a triple.

Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) | Original Score: 3/4

May 19, 2014
Tony Macklin

Million Dollar Arm could be subtitled The Best Exotic Marigold Pitching Mound.

Full Review Source: tonymacklin.net | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 19, 2014
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Although this film is based on a true story, it looks as if the facts were smashed to a paste which was then molded into the exact shape of a typical sports underdog story. It works.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C+

May 19, 2014
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

It doesn't have a mean bone in its overly long body of a script. The touch of Disney, a family-friendly PG rating and a baseball story add up to a crowd-pleaser in 'Million Dollar Arm.'

Full Review Source: Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) | Original Score: 3/4

May 19, 2014
James Berardinelli
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Sappy, saccharine, and predictable to the point where it's almost painful.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

May 18, 2014
Michael A. Smith

An uplifting and inspirational tale

Full Review Source: MediaMikes | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 18, 2014
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

It so thoroughly pillages 'Jerry Maguire' you expect 'Arm's' core crop of Indian athletes to start screaming 'show me the rupees!'

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: B-

May 17, 2014
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Million Dollar Arm, you had me at Jerry Maguire.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2/4

May 17, 2014
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It may not be the most memorable film out there, but Million Dollar Arm is a fine film that the whole family can enjoy.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3/5

May 16, 2014
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

All the potential edges have been sanded off. And so, a quite remarkable true story, no matter how truthfully told, feels like a formulaic fable.

Full Review Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser | Original Score: 2/4

May 16, 2014
Rick Bentley
Fresno Bee

The money matters dilute the sports angle so much it keeps the film from being the home run it should have been. But it still drives home some entertaining and sweet moments.

Full Review Source: Fresno Bee | Original Score: B-

May 16, 2014
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