Million Dollar Arm Reviews

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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.
August 28, 2014
A cold, hard business story, reshaped by Disney into a warm, fuzzy hug.
August 28, 2014
There's nothing wildly unpredictable on offer here, but it still winningly manages to sneak its way past your defences.
May 18, 2014
Sappy, saccharine, and predictable to the point where it's almost painful.
May 16, 2014
A completely by-the-numbers affair.
May 16, 2014
JB is not the wisest of men and Million Dollar Arm makes no bones about him being a character in need of an upward arc. Even so, the movie never sacrifices the other characters as mere handmaidens to his growth.
May 16, 2014
Million Dollar Arm, based on true events, did a fairly good job of keeping me engaged even though I knew exactly where it was going every step of the way.
May 16, 2014
There is a gaping hole where "Million Dollar Arm"'s heart should be that widens to crater-size in the second half.
May 16, 2014
Million Dollar Arm is cute, cloying, simplistic, borderline offensive ... and thoroughly effective.
May 16, 2014
Hamm and Bell are likeable actors with terrific timing. The location shots in Mumbai are beautiful, chaotic and jarring. The script is amusing.
May 16, 2014
Million Dollar Arm pulls so hard on your heartstrings, it tears most of the tendons in its pitching arm.
May 15, 2014
Hamm doesn't embarrass himself as Bernstein, but the role is hollow -- a savvy guy who needs to learn how nice and lovable he can be.
May 15, 2014
You can see the stuff "Million Dollar Arm" throws at you from miles away, but that doesn't stop this baseball movie from being genially enjoyable.
May 15, 2014
[A] watchable but rambling, flaccid movie ...
Top Critic
May 15, 2014
Among other things, lacks a noteworthy performance to ground an otherwise loosely-constructed film.
May 15, 2014
An unusual story and sharp talents have been put through the Disney family-film machinery and come out flattened into formula. It's an average movie, and that isn't bad - just average.
May 15, 2014
"Million Dollar Arm" presents a particularly flagrant case of a true story reprocessed into a feel-good fable that rings false.
May 15, 2014
It obeys every convention of the genre. But it does so with understatement, style and an exceptional group of actors who bring just the right balance of humor and restraint to their roles.
May 15, 2014
Gets partway to home base but fades by trading scrappy for sappy.
May 15, 2014
Like JB's persona, Million Dollar Arm is flawed, but also slickly presented and likable.
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