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Morris Moe Berg was an enigmatic and brilliant Jewish baseball player turned spy. Berg caught and fielded in the major leagues during baseball's Golden Age in the 1920s and 1930s, but very few people know that Berg also worked for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), spying in Europe and playing a prominent role in America's efforts to undermine the German atomic bomb program during WWII.

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  • Despite the abundance and thoroughness of the historical research and on-camera interviews, the film never fully completes its picture of [Moe] Berg.

    July 18, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Reaching too hard for nostalgia, the distracting wall-to-wall soundtrack plays like a K-Tel collection of wartime hits. And for every talking head author, there's a copy of their book hogging the frame. A fascinating story nonetheless.

    July 9, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The film doesn't take an extra step towards cinematic showiness, nor does it glamorize or sensationalize Berg's life. It's just a nice time talking about World War II and baseball, sharing stories and retelling old jokes.

    June 14, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Seeing the story played out with reams of interviews and archival footage is so much better. It makes the unbelievable believable.

    June 14, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • They don't make baseball players like Moe Berg anymore. Judging by Aviva Kempner's authoritative and engrossing documentary "The Spy Behind Home Plate," they likely never did.

    June 6, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Moe Berg has been the subject of several biographies but I confess that his story was new to me. I found it mesmerizing and can't think of another public figure whose biography contains so many surprises and revelations.

    May 31, 2019 | Full Review…

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