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Moneyball (2011)



Critic Consensus: Director Bennett Miller, along with Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, take a niche subject and turn it into a sharp, funny, and touching portrait worthy of baseball lore.

Movie Info

Based on a true story, Moneyball is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A's and the guy who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball's conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will have to outsmart the richer clubs. The onetime jock teams with Ivy League grad Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) in an unlikely partnership, recruiting bargain players that the scouts call flawed, but all of whom have an ability to get on base, score runs, and win games. It's more than baseball, it's a revolution - one that challenges old school traditions and puts Beane in the crosshairs of those who say he's tearing out the heart and soul of the game. -- (C) Sony Picturesmore
Rating: PG-13 (for some strong language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 10, 2012
Box Office: $75.6M
Sony Pictures - Official Site


Brad Pitt
as Billy Beane
Jonah Hill
as Peter Brand
Chris Pratt
as Scott Hatteberg
Stephen Bishop
as David Justice
Brent Jennings
as Ron Washington
Ken Medlock
as Grady Fuson
Tammy Blanchard
as Elizabeth Hatteberg
Vyto Ruginis
as Pittaro
Jack McGee
as John Poloni
Nick Searcy
as Matt Keough
Glenn Morshower
as Ron Hopkins
Casey Bond
as Chad Bradford
Nick Porrazzo
as Jeremy Giambi
Kerris Dorsey
as Casey Beane
Arliss Howard
as John Henry
Reed Thompson
as Young Billy
James Shanklin
as Billy's Dad
Diane Behrens
as Billy's Mom
Takayo Fischer
as Suzanne - Billy's Se...
Derrin Ebert
as Mike Magnante
Miguel Mendoza
as Ricardo Rincon
Adrian Bellani
as Carlos Pena
Tom Gamboa
as Scout Martinez
Artie Harris
as Scout Artie
Barry Moss
as Scout Barry
Bob Bishop
as Scout Bob
George Vranau
as Scout George
Phil Pote
as Scout Pote
Art Ortiz
as Eric Chavez
Royce Clayton
as Miguel Tejada
Marvin Horn
as Terrence Long
Brent Dohling
as Mark Ellis
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Critic Reviews for Moneyball

All Critics (239) | Top Critics (48)

Moneyball is a winner, one of the freshest and smartest sports movies in years.

Full Review… | May 6, 2014
Top Critic

Brad Pitt is at the top of his own game as Beane. Cocky and often nonchalant, he is gnawed by doubts that he tries to cover by grabbing a snack or pitching a grin.

Full Review… | May 6, 2014
San Diego Reader
Top Critic

It is, in fact, quite a good movie. I don't think it is entirely subversive to suggest that it might have been a little bit better.

Full Review… | February 26, 2016

"Moneyball" ultimately leaves you with goose bumps all over, except not the good kind you get from a rousing crowd-pleaser.

Full Review… | October 7, 2015
Critic's Notebook

A movie about baseball that contains surprisingly little baseball, it's more like The Bad News Bears with an economics degree.

Full Review… | May 12, 2015
The Improper Bostonian

Directed by Capote's Bennett Miller, this is one helluva good sports movie. It's a terrific movie, period.

Full Review… | May 6, 2014
Maclean's Magazine

Audience Reviews for Moneyball


Never I seen Brad Pitt performance better than Hoffman to be honest, but when you saw 'Moneyball', you'll convinced that the real star and the only star of this movie is Brad Pitt himself. Not only he delivers a strong performance as Billy Beans but since this movie is all about Billy Beane, Pitt's factor really bring it out.. While the element of surprise came from Jonah Hill's performance which is surprisingly good, but to be honest if I can vote whether he should receive an Oscar nomination or not, well I vote for another actor.. But overall, 'Moneyball' is an interesting drama about sports with good performance from the cast

Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

Moneyball was a huge snooze fest for me. I knew it would be. But against my better judgment, I watched it anyways. Why? Well because of the cast. It's been a few days since I watched this and I honestly can't remember much about it. I think I actually started reading sometime during watching it. I just couldn't get into the film to save my life. I think I was under the assumption that there would actually be more ball playing in the film then there was. I am no fan of baseball. I usually can watch the movies though. But usually they have a lot of play time and less about what it's like behind the scenes of the teams. I am more of a football gal (Go Cowboys!). Still, the acting is solid and the cast is really great in this.


Super Reviewer

Okay. This movie give me another preapective of money. A good prespective.

UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto

Super Reviewer

Moneyball Quotes

Peter Brand: And Jeremy's about to find out why. Jeremy's about to realize that the ball went 60 feet over the fence. He hit a home run and didn't even realize it.
– Submitted by Mae M (10 months ago)
Billy Beane: You think you're special?
David Justice: Well, you are paying me 8 million dollars a year, so yeah.
Billy Beane: No, no. We aren't paying you. The Yankees are paying half of your salary. The Yankees are paying you 4 million dollars to play against them.
– Submitted by Shane S (2 years ago)
Peter Brand: I think he was gonna say something else.
Billy Beane: When you get the answer you're looking for, hang up.
– Submitted by Aaron M (3 years ago)
Billy Beane: Listen, man. I've been in this game a long time. I'm not in it for a record, I'll tell you that. I'm not in it for a ring. That's when people get hurt. If we don't win the last game of the series, they'll dismiss us. I know these guys, I know the way think, and they will erase us. And everything we've done here, none of it will matter. Any other team wins the world series, good for them. They're drinking champagne, they'll get a ring. But if we win, on our budget with this team, we'll change the game. And that's what I want, I want it to mean something.
– Submitted by Ric A (3 years ago)

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