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Moneyball Reviews

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Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
The film tries to coast on its charm without asking much of its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 7, 2015
"Moneyball" ultimately leaves you with goose bumps all over, except not the good kind you get from a rousing crowd-pleaser.
September 21, 2011
Moneyball is one of the few movies to leave me thinking "that should have been a segment of This American Life."
Read More | Original Score: C
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
September 22, 2011
A wavering, intermittently smart story of daring to think differently that often flattens its narrative into formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Catherine Shoard
September 8, 2011
Those who enter the cinema unstirred by either the sport or by the joys of stats are unlikely to come out converts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
November 25, 2011
Brad Pitt in a dugout. Oh dear; oh dear. Here is baseball, reel upon reel and inning upon inning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
December 26, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
September 23, 2011
What is most maddening about "Moneyball" is that its Hall of Fame potential is squandered on crass sentimentality, a lack of focus and a exasperating refusal to take a hard look at the way the business of baseball is run today.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Pais
September 22, 2011
Baseball teams have more than three players on them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 1, 2012
Moneyball is, in the end, undone by its excessively subdued atmosphere and pace...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Collura
IGN Movies
September 22, 2011
Moneyball should be a much better movie than it actually is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
September 23, 2011
Naysayers have been claiming for years that the Moneyball book wouldn't work as a movie. But ultimately, it's the cinematic touches that keep this film version from becoming something exceptional.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Luke Y. Thompson
E! Online
September 23, 2011
The entertaining banter between Pitt and Jonah Hill isn't quite enough to make such an insular world compelling.
Read More | Original Score: C+
Mark Adams
Screen International
September 9, 2011
While intriguing and beautifully presented and featuring a mature and compelling performance by Brad Pitt, Moneyball is oddly never as engrossing as the subject matter suggests it should be.
Ellen Killoran
International Business Times
September 24, 2011
Like The Social Network, the zeitgeist is palpable in spite of the story's stark insularity -- virtually nothing and no one exist outside of the ballpark in Moneyball, but you still feel you have a stake in the outcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
May 9, 2016
By keeping it all low-key, with the big moment followed by reflection rather than celebration, Moneyball avoids becoming a self-congratulatory fairy tale.
Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
July 13, 2016
'Moneyball' is right on the money, and hilarious. It's humor consists of uniformly understated, impeccably timed deadpan throwaways that come in under the radar and leave the audience roaring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive
May 6, 2014
Moneyball is a great sports movie, yes, but it will also cross audiences. It's one of the year's finest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013
Moneyball isn't just a great baseball movie; it's a great movie about baseball - and there's a difference.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ben Kendrick
October 2, 2012
Great performances, exciting moments, and creative cinematography make Moneyball a home run for both baseball and movie fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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