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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.
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Moneyball is a winner, one of the freshest and smartest sports movies in years.
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.
It's an engaging, almost exotic film.
As an example of smarter-than-average Hollywood fare - and a sly dig at modern sporting politics - 'Moneyball' has all the key bases covered.
One of the most soulful of baseball movies -- it confronts the anguish of a very tough game.
The real protagonist of Moneyball, however, is Beane himself, played with great charisma by Brad Pitt.
Moneyball is definitely a movie for people who love baseball, but it's also for anyone who is interested in how human beings perceive one another, and how those perceptions can be changed.
The movie is engaging and interesting and touching, as Beane struggles to bond with his daughter and right some wrongs in his past.
It's not in any hurry to get anywhere and the climax doesn't quite satisfy, but there is enough snappy dialogue and rousing moments to keep you enthralled.
With Pitt and Hill swinging for the fences, "Moneyball" does more than just get on base. And as we've learned, that's the key to winning the game.
It's mostly the Pitt show.
Because of Sorkin's powerful script, the film becomes more than just a baseball story.
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
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.
Okay. This movie give me another preapective of money. A good prespective.
I'm a big baseball fan . . . I can't understand how they could make such a great story so boring. And adding in the family nonsense only detracted from the real importance of the story being told. It's a new system jockeying for position with the old tried and "true" -- sometimes -- method of nose to the ground scouting. And you know what? Mathematical percentages about a player's and his team's success has a rightful position in the mix. Not that it will ever replace good old fashion scouting, but it is at least as valid a tool. And this should be exciting, albeit for rabid baseball fans. But in this movie it's almost a non-event.
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