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Moneyball (2011)

Moneyball

Overview


Genre

Drama, Biography, Sport

Release Date

September 23, 2011

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

133 min.

Production Budget

$47 millions

Studio

Columbia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Bennett Miller

Producer

Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz, Scott Rudin

Screenwriter

Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian

Starring

Story


Based on a true story, "Moneyball" is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system.

Brad Pitt stars as 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 onetime jock teams with Ivy League grad Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) in an unlikely partnership, recruiting bargain players that the scouts call flawed, but all of whom have an ability to get on base, score runs, and win games.

It's more than baseball, it's a revolution - one that challenges old school traditions and puts Beane in the crosshairs of those who say he's tearing out the heart and soul of the game.

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Jonah Hill stars as Peter Brand in Columbia Pictures' Moneyball (2011)
Jonah Hill stars as Peter Brand in Columbia Pictures' Moneyball (2011)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Brad Pitt
36th Annual Toronto International Film Festival - Moneyball - Press Conference
Sep 09, 2011
Brad Pitt
36th Annual Toronto International Film Festival - Moneyball - Press Conference
Sep 09, 2011

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..it's not really a sports movie at all, but a tale of outsiders who defy conventional thinking and the institutions that fight them every step of the way..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
“..visually expressed in the film by imposing stadiums and fields that engulf mere humans - but also the threatened alpha dogs who fiercely defend their turf..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
“..the things that are wrong with the movie have nothing to do with baseball, either..”
by Christy Lemire [Associated Press]