Real-life story is based on Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, who defied conventional wisdom and even his own scouts by fielding a baseball team of castoffs who went on to enjoy one of the most unlikely winning streaks in sports.
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Fresh: Although you don't have to be a sports fan to enjoy it, "Moneyball" is one of the best baseball movies imaginable.
- Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thursday, September 22, 2011
I'm not a sports fan and I have next to no knowledge or interest in Baseball. I really liked this film though, because what Bennett Miller, and no doubt Michael Lewis did in his book, was actually tap into something beyond just the sport and the passion for it. It's not all about the money either, it's a new way of thinking and not just a challenge of the traditional way of thinking but it's also a statement to the old way of thinking. Put that into another context like religion and you'd kick up quite a lot of controversy. For many, Baseball is a religion, making it for fascinating viewing, especially as it is all a true story. Captivating stuff, bravely showing very little Baseball playing footage too.
- SirPant, Monday, May 21, 2012
Brad Pitt is great in this smart drama that makes the most of the fact that it is a real story, with no need to turn to Hollywood contrivances or moral lessons - and it has its best moments when showing the offstage of baseball and discussing statistical strategies.
- blacksheepboy, Saturday, May 5, 2012
I'm not into baseball but this is much more than the sport. Billy Beane former baseball player is General Manager of Oakland Athletics. His players get poached and he has very little budget. He employs an economics genius from Yale to help him target players. It is a ruthless game as men get traded like baseball cards. Heart warming, feel good movie. Good cast.
- thmtsang, Saturday, March 24, 2012