Australia may not exactly be mad for the game, but I suspect - I hope - that the latest film from Bennett Miller (Capote) will inspire a few more people to become immersed in it.
A well-written and incredibly smart film about baseball.
| Original Score: 5.0/5
The film tries to coast on its charm without asking much of its audience.
| Original Score: C+
Moneyball isn't just a great baseball movie; it's a great movie about baseball - and there's a difference.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
A thinking person's baseball movie.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Great performances, exciting moments, and creative cinematography make Moneyball a home run for both baseball and movie fans.
| Original Score: 4/5
With its wonderful performances and well-written script, "Moneyball" is one of the better sports movies of recent years.
Moneyball is more interesting than your typical sports drama thanks to the direction. Bennett Miller takes a rather grey, cement-enshrouded setting and gives it a little pizzazz.
| Original Score: 7.5/10
The end result mirrors the actual season Moneyball depicts, a memorable run but a loss in the final game played.
| Original Score: B
A fine, strong, adult movie, and its theme can easily apply to any number of other walks of life.
Even when delving deep into stats talk, one doesn't need to be at all interested in baseball, much less sports geek minutiae, to be hooked in.
The process of winning
| Original Score: 3.5/5
The cast compliment the writing, with Pitt and Hill nailing every golden line they were handed.
Moneyball is, in the end, undone by its excessively subdued atmosphere and pace...
| Original Score: 2/4
With razor sharp wit and delivery, Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill are sensational together, hitting Moneyball clean and out of the park.
I enjoyed this film... with certain reservations.
Two features into his directing career, Bennett Miller has managed to refresh not only the traditional biopic, but the inspirational sports drama as well.
| Original Score: 4/4
Jerry Maguire just got some overdue company with Moneyball, which features Pitt and Hill in perhaps their most likable roles.
| Original Score: 7/10
Keeps the economic talk in check and brings the human drama to the forefront.
One of the ten best films of 2011.
| Original Score: A-