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March 10, 2017
The legacy from that story is very much alive in mordern day football/soccer
February 26, 2017
A perfect blend of humor, heart and power make this film one of 2011's best. Brad Pitt made this movie with the secret ingredients of modern filmmaking: real soul, breathtaking scenery and an inspiring true story.
February 6, 2017
"Now how could you not be romantic about baseball."

Sums up my review.
½ February 6, 2017
The best baseball movie ever made
½ January 30, 2017
I got caught up in the moments, but felt at the end like the parts that were most interesting weren't given their due attention in favour of the internal struggle of the White Male Anti-Hero Protagonist. Which of course is not a bad thing in and of itself, it's just that here it pushed all the good stuff (the intricate inner-workings of the team itself, and how they overcome their initial problems, stuff like that) into a couple of montages and perfunctory dialogue scenes, and it left me unsatisfied at the end, like there were a bunch of plot threads left hanging unresolved. It's exquisitely paced, and affected me emotionally at times, but it ended up being merely good when it could have been a lot more.
½ January 11, 2017
Didn't enjoy this one and thought that it was slow moving and lacing in the story
January 3, 2017
After a decade of stupidly unoriginal sports movies, Moneyball present us with a solid character and a whole new way of viewing sports through the eyes of bureaucratic moves and statistics. It's fascinating and it's technically well done as well.
½ January 2, 2017
Moneyball was a fantastic representation of one of the greatest underdog stories in sport history. It shows how baseball was reinvented and revolutionised despite the pundits disapproval. The performances were fantastic, Brad Pitt gave his best performance in a while and Jonah Hill gave possibly the best performance of his career in this serious role too. I think if Jonah Hill really wants to be remembered he should do more films like this one because it really showed off his range and versatility. The film is directed fantastically by Miller and I thought he captured the hardships of things like cutting players and the joy and jubilation of the fans brilliantly. This is probably one of the greatest sporting films ever actually. I feel like not enough people have seen it.
January 2, 2017
Moneyball shines thanks to great performances, they prevent the film from being boring.
December 31, 2016
It's good movie to watch
December 22, 2016
Pitt was great, as usual. Jonah Hill was awesome, surprisingly. See it.
November 25, 2016
Focused on GM Billy Beane and his struggle to compete with super star teams with the small market A's, Moneyball establishes itself as one of the best sports drama films of all time and is a hit with all viewers, regardless of their interest in baseball. With Brad Pitt at the helm and an A list supporting cast (Jonah Hill, Chris Pratt, and Philip Seymour Hoffman), the chemistry between them, the emotion and intensity is flawless throughout and keeps the audience highly engaged throughout the duration of this film. For baseball fans who can appreciate and understand some of the decisions and actions made throughout this film, it adds to the experience overall and will leave you satisfied when done watching this amazing story.
November 21, 2016
A truly original baseball movie.
½ November 9, 2016
Outstanding acting, storytelling and speed. Future sports classic.
September 25, 2016
With Moneyball, Bennett Miller does more than tell a soul-stirring sports drama. Set in a Giambi-era Oakland A's, Mr. Miller immerses audiences in a struggling institution's data-inspired revolution that shook the baseball world while shifting the sport's competitive approach. Festering in tension between long-embraced traditions and boundary-pushing innovation, the A's are challenged by shallow pockets and lackluster talent when General Manager Billy Beane decides to question the foundations of scouting logic by adopting an obscure statistician's "sabremetrics" claim that an OBR (on-base percentage) is significantly more effective in assessing a player's quality than an RBI. In this, Beane, played by Brad Pitt, supplants his scouts with equations and causes an uproar in the process.

Shining as A's General Manager Billy Beane, a former fielder who bombed the majors as a player, Brad Pitt is Miller's underdog innovator trapped in baseball's dated paradigm. Cocky in a high school star athlete sort of way, Pitt is masterfully authentic in digging into the complexities of the divorced father experiencing meaning in his life by redefining baseball strategy. In this sense, the antagonist isn't a person, or even a character, but an ineffective system reflecting American decay and technological renewal. "Is an algorithm more effective than an experienced professional?" is the central question guiding the plot, breeding a relatable range of self-doubt, insecurity, and courage. Thematically, this translates to, rather Darwinian, "adapt or die" -style lessons on the risks of questioning accepted norms in the name of progress. The story may not be sweet, Pitt's Beane discusses the romance of baseball while he ironically is accused of destroying baseball's mythic romance, but Pitt still shares tender moments. This juxtaposition puts Pitt's impressive versatility on full display - he swings from the ruthless GM trading away his players to the vulnerable dad enchanted by parental love. The best part? He does it in a low-key, natural style that makes it seem effortless. Jonah Hill stars as supporting actor, shining light on Beane's doubts and obstacles.

With a stand-out performance by Pitt and masterful directing by Miller, Moneyball proves an original, beautiful, and insightful take on a data revolution indicative of the times.
September 23, 2016
Brilliant Movie i have no interest in baseball i actually live in England where there is no professional baseball but this movies more than baseball itself its very captivating.
September 13, 2016
With a sharp screenplay and talented actors, Moneyball proves that a sports drama can be as intelligent as it is inspirational.
September 9, 2016
"Moneyball" is the 2011 sports drama film directed by Bennett Miller , based on Michael Lewis' 2003 book, "Moneyball", the screenplay was written by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. It tells the amazing history of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt) as he, with the help of assistant g.m Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), try and apply Bill James' Submetrics analyses into 2002 MLB season. The film also stars Chris Pratt and Philip Seymor Hoffman.

The plot of the film works by making baseball and its analyses cool and entertaining, keeping the viewer attentive at all times, and also giving its main character depth and development, making this real-life figure much more interesting, and succeeding in not transforming Pitt's character into yet another cliche sports movie coach, or in this case, general manager. This is a great story about baseball and the complexity of the sport that deserved to be told, director Bennett Miller could not have done a better job.

The cast is certainly the best thing about "Moneyball", there's no miss. Brad Pitt gives a praiseworthy performance as he nails the part of Beane, and beside him, doing an even better job is Jonah Hill, the actor does a quiet, yet great performance that stands in the cast. In supporting roles we see (and reminisce) Philip Seymour Hoffman, as always, doing a fine job in the role of coach Art Howe, but the man that caught my eye, and surprised me the most was Chris Pratt, yeah. Pratt is here, as we've never seen him before, from his first scene where we see his character looking down and depressed due to the failure of his career, to his last as see him doing the Home run point. He's been variating between his usual comedy movies and Tv to do more serious roles in drama films, those include his minor appearances in the critically acclaimed films, "Her" and "Zaro Dark Thirty", and the main role as Star-Lord in the new Marvel franchise "Guardian of the Galaxy". As someone who've watched him grow from "Parks and Rec' " to now, I couldn't be happier for the guy.

In the end, "Moneyball" is really well acted, written and directed film with great production value in sound, editing, and music, its a great film for the genre lovers, as it is for the usual movie joe, it's a must-see. 4/5.
½ September 7, 2016
Really good movie and shows you how baseball works behind the scenes.
September 5, 2016
A very good movie, though it's not really sure where to end and when it does, it's a bit off putting
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