Full Movie Reviews
Randy - wrote on 03/23/2015
Moneyball is the second film from director Bennett Miller (who also directed Capote and most recently Foxcatcher). Miller specializes in bringing stories to the public that most people would not know about otherwise. Moneyball displays a fine cast, headlined by Brad Pitt (who also produces the film). Pitt's performance is strong but I find that he gets too much screen time considering the talent of the rest of the cast. Jonah Hill showed in this movie that he is not just comedic actor and received the first of his two current Oscar nominations. What makes Hill's portrayal even more impressive that his character was not actually a real person but a composition of several real people who did not want their names mentioned in the film. Philip Seymour Hoffman is underused as well as Robin …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 09/08/2014
Casey Beane: "Just enjoy the show". Moneyball is about Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A's and the guy who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball's conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will have to outsmart the richer clubs. The director of this movie (Bennett Miller) who also did Capote and his upcoming movie called Foxcatcher. Well the director did more then a great job or a fantastic job, this guy is a master class of directing and I mean that a lot. Brad Pitt,Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman acting in the film was superb, the writing was well written and the characters actually feel like really people and not movie characters and you got to give the writers and the director respect for that. Am not …
KingInTheNorth - wrote on 07/16/2013
The general Manager of the Oakland A's Billy Beane tries to set up a good team after the team has lost their three best players. Problem is: The A's are low on money. For this task he hires a man, who thinks that he can find a team on a modest budget, with only using computer statistics...
Except of other baseball-movies, you don't have to know the rules of baseball in this one. The movie focuses more on the part of the club behind the baseball field. Good idea!
The script of the movie is very good. The only problem is, that it is too long´. Sometimes the dialogues are just so long you start to think, what were they actually talking about. Another point is that some characters vanish through the movie. And the acting parts were not equal to each other, in the supporting roles, …
Lee - wrote on 12/02/2012
Had this movie in my collection a while and finally got around to watching it today. One of the best films i have seen on the profession of baseball yet. Kudos to both Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill for stellar acting jobs here. Supporting cast ain't that bad either with realistic jobs done also by Phillip Seymore Thomas (Who has a head coach look down perfectly) But both the acting jobs done by both Pitt and Hill are very belieavable and a storyline which was incredibly interesting and no you dont even have to enjoy watching the sport to know what's going on as i once heard a woman freind say.
Pitt plays Oakland A's longtime GM and former Mets player Billy Beane. Beane is named the Oakland A's GM and attneds all the draft meetings with the look of utmost boredom until one of the other …
patjohnson76 - wrote on 03/02/2012
Moneyball is a decent film, buoyed by performances from Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, and by presenting a "behind the scenes" look at a professional baseball team. The trailers would have you believe this is a film about a wayward general manager going against the odds and putting together a rag-tag team of players and achieving greatness. While this is part of the story, the depth of the film is using a statistical formula to put a strong team together. This interesting to watch thanks to the performance of Pitt and Hill, but because this is an Aaron Sorkin screenplay, there's a lot of talking. I mean, a LOT of talking, which is why Sorkin's work tends to bore me. I don't mind exposition, but sometimes it doesn't have to be so much. Regardless, this is a decent watch. One of the best films …
sreekirch - wrote on 02/25/2012
Bennett Miller who is famous for taking real life stories as motion pictures has returned to present another real story that concentrates on sports. After Capote he is back again in 2011 bringing Moneyball. Capote depicted the life story of author of the book (in cold war), Mr. Capote. Now he followed the same way to give another real story by using a smart cast. The plot of Moneyball cannot be created or destroyed. It is history and Bennett Miller has reinvented the baseball game. There are only few restricted characters in the movie and he sticks to develop those characters to perfection. Of course the major character is Mr. Pitt.
Moneyball deals about understanding the baseball game and how come managers and board members of one team outwit another. It may be considered as a sort …
mitchellyoung - wrote on 11/28/2011
A powerful film that could have been very boring with the wrong approach. The film manages to make sense of the technical and statistical approach of the book, while, simultaneously capturing the same magical triumphant feel of any good sports film. The catch here is that (and this is no spoiler, since you have only to check out how the real-life 2002 Oakland A's fared to know how the story ends) that there is no spectacular slow-motion World Series walk-off hit (well, kind of, but not in the way you would expect) and the film itself transcends the bounds of traditional sports to draw parallels between baseball, business, and the personal lives of its characters. Understated and great performances by Pitt and Hill play against type and should garner them both Oscar nominations.
trophywife - wrote on 09/29/2011
It’s as if Hollywood has heard all my internal silent screaming, begging them to STOP already with the aliens, Superhero’s, and general lack of thought. Give me something intelligent, and real—something that makes me feel like I didn’t just light that $10 bill on fire and sit in a dark room for 90 minutes. Well, hello ‘Moneyball’----you have given me hope.
THE GOOD: Let’s get one thing straight, right up front here—I don’t like baseball. I went to one professional game of the Colorado Rockies years ago---who they were playing has been long forgotten and probably wasn’t even something I noticed at the time anyway--and the only thing I enjoyed about it was how cute one of the players was. Taking it even further, I don’t understand the whole “sports …