Well made sport movie A very well made sport movie considering it's closely adapted from true events. Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) is the main character of the film and the film intertwined his only life and brief career as a major leaguer with his philosophy of trying to win with a major league team that plays at a severe financial disadvantage to the likes of NY and Boston. For the most part, the film did not go the extra length of creating dramatic situations and outcomes to keep you interested, partly because it is based on true events, but rather it managed to portray all the little reactions and emotions of everyone involved. Things like previously injured or largely disregarded players showing their gratefulness of a chance to play and internal conflicts among the team's staff really make this film shine. Even though the trailer showed many comedic clips, make no mistake about it, this is a sometimes-heartwrenching drama, because baseball is a tough, ruthless business. Movie is a little long at 133 minutes, but you still come away feeling like there are more stories to be told.
OMG! Best sports movie! So I was thinking about buying this movie on Google for a few days now, but its New Year's Eve and I had nothing to do tonight unfortunately... I like sports movies, but this one jump to being my favorite! It was amazing what the Oakland A's managed to do! This movie not only has the underdog story, but shows you the power of thinking outside of the box and the power of pure analysis! A must for anyone that is 1) a sports fan, 2) a believer that superstition is B.S., or 3) believes in modern economics!
Baseball, Drama and Suprising Performances by Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jonah Hill and supporting cast make this more then just a great baseball film. 4.5 stars. As close to five stars as you can get. Would have liked to know more about Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) and what really keeps him in Oakland year after year. Many touching scenes regarding each character. A true Winner.
Sticks to the book and real life.... Great portrayal of Beane, maybe not as dark as deserved, but captured the spirit of both the book and real life. Understated respect between the GM and his assistant make it extremely enjoyable. Pitt is the perfect ex-jock, with the way he treats those around him, and himself. Who works out like that but a former pro? Fun, enjoyable, and surprisingly accurate. Those don't happen often....
One of my favorites! It took me back when I lived in California during that time and went to many of those games. It was awesome seeing a different side of things other than just the games. Actors all around did an unbelievable job. Go A's!
Worth watching!! After hearing n reading many accolades, I expected some kind of a fantastic shattering ending,which did not evolve.However, I thought the movie to be v good.Despite some parts that dragged, I was pleasantly suprised with the movie and Brad Pitt. If u like baseball mixed with a lil history,Moneyball is defin worth watching!!!
I'm not usually a fan of "sports films"... But the focus of Moneyball is not really baseball, its the business of baseball. Not gonna lie: this movie drags severely in some parts (hence only 4 stars) but beyond that this is a phenomenal film.
Don't listen to these morons This was a GREAT movie about a coach who changed everything by creating an algorithm. And as for a team that did nothing there streak was VERY IMPRESSIVE off such a low budget.
Inspiring...outside the box!!!! Sometimes we get cought up in a standard routine. This movie is not just about baseball but it is a powerful message of what greatness can be achieved if simple and different angles are approached to whatever lies in front of each and every one us...powerful message and uplifting movie
The best! Coming from a true Athletics fan this movie was the best and made me cry at the point where Scott Hatteberg steps up to the plate Coming from a baseball fan it was very interesting and cool to learn a little about billy beanes style of management
Crazy not to watch for anyone who loves the game Amazing movie. Amazing script. The book was great to begin with and the script along with direction and actors turned out to be really good. That made the movie awesome. How can you not be romantic with the game of baseball.
Brilliant! Bennett Miller should get a directing Oscar nod for being able to put his vision of this story so eloquently onto the big screen. You can really feel the director's touch in every performance and visual image. The voiceovers really add to the story seamlessly.
Well done Incredible movie. Great for any fan of baseball and its history. The dynamic between Pitt and Hill is very entertaining, as is theirs with the old school agents. Even the side plot with the daughter is tastefully done without being distracting, and her song at the end is simply beautiful.
Great movie If you like baseball you will love this movie..what made it so good was it was so true to life about the oakland a's...not too much hollywood at all..if there was one drawback there was never any mention of pitchers barry zito and mark mulder..
Moneyball is a MUST see/own I absolutely LOVED this movie! Not an A's fan, but a baseball fan in general. Brad Pitt did a fabulous job as Billy Beane in this film. If you are a fan of baseball or movies, this is a MUST see! I give it 4.5 out of 5.
Fantastic. Simply fantastic. Outstanding performances, gutsy film-making, great story-telling. Just another example of what happens when you apply the most powerful tools known to man-kind: science and mathematic, to baseball - you finally understand the game and transform the profession.
The Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950's. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick's signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.
High school coach Jim Morris (Dennis Quaid) thought his dream was over. He'd had his shot playing baseball, blew out his shoulder, and retired without ever reaching the big leagues. Then, in 1999, he made a bet with his perpetually losing team: If they won the district championship, Morris -- who threw a 98 mph fastball -- would try out for the majors. The team went from worst to first, and Jim was soon on the road to becoming the oldest rookie in the major leagues!
Mark Wahlberg stars in Paramount Pictures' inspirational docudrama exploring the remarkable rise of Massachusetts-born lightweight title winner "Irish" Micky Ward. A determined pugilist whose career in the ring was shepherded by his loyal half-brother, Dicky (Christian Bale) -- a hard-living boxer-turned-trainer whose own career in the ring was nearly sent down for the count due to drugs and crime -- perennial underdog Irish Micky rebounded from a disheartening series of defeats to win both the WBU Intercontinental Lightweight title and the WBU Light Welterweight title thanks to a fierce combination of determination and hard work. David O. Russell directs from a script by 8 Mile's Scott Silver and Paul Attanasio (The Bourne Ultimatum).
It's NFL Draft Day. A day that can change the lives of athletes and the fortunes of football teams forever. After pulling off a blockbuster trade, General Manager Sonny Weaver Jr. (Kevin Costner) controls the #1 pick. Up against fan pressure, an ambitious owner (Frank Langella), and a hard-nosed coach (Denis Leary), Sonny faces the biggest decision of his life. Should he go with the consensus #1 pick or trust his instincts and risk losing it all? Also starring Jennifer Garner and Terry Crews.
Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren't going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball's next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called "The Million Dollar Arm." With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) and Rinku (Suraj Sharma), two 18 year old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India — the boys, who have never left their rural villages — are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball — JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell) — learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.
Shia LaBeouf stars as amateur golfer Francis Ouimet. Armed with nothing but talent, the working-class youth has a seemingly impossible dream: to compete against the world's greatest player, his idol Harry Vardon. Soon, with the help of his spunky, 10-year-old caddy Eddie, Francis boldly breaks down all barriers with a thrilling display of unrivaled drive, skill, and heart...and challenges the golf pro for the U.S. Open Championship! You'll feel the breathless anticipation of the crowd and practically smell the grass on the green as you immerse yourself in the action. Based on an inspirational true story, THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED is an adventure in courage that will entertain your whole family.
Jackie Kallen isn't fighting for glory. She's fighting for respect. Inspired by a true story, Against The Ropes stars Meg Ryan as Kallen, a sassy, brassy boxing manager-in-the-making determined to change "Lethal" Luther Shaw (Omar Epps) from a mere street punk into a world-class prizefighter. To help Shaw rise to the rank of number-one contender, Jackie coaxes veteran trainer Felix Reynolds (Charles S. Dutton) out of retirement. But before they can all realize their dream of a championship bout, they must first learn what it takes to stand in each other's corner. It's not about how you fall. It's about how hard you fight back when you are Against The Ropes.
Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson stars in the inspiring true story of controversial high school basketball coach Ken Carter, who benched his entire undefeated team for poor academic performance, in order to teach his players the importance of education.
A classic tale of redemption, this film features a volatile coach and a former star player-turned alcoholic leading a small-town basketball team on an improbable run to the Indiana high school championship game. Coach Norman Dale encounters several hurdles in his path: a feisty teacher determined to keep the best player from going out for the team, a town chock full of second-guessing fathers, and a group of undisciplined athletes. Story inspired by the Milan (Indiana) Indians' state title of 1954. Nominated for two Oscars and hailed by Sports Illustrated and ESPN as one of the best sports movies of all time, this triumphant tale of a high school basketball team's long-shot attempt to win the state features "fast-break cinematography" that catches the pace of the game.