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Rated PG-13 · 133 minutes · 2011

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Moneyball is one of the best baseball movies ever made—even though very little of the physical game is played within it. It’s the story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane, and how he used computers instead of money to build a championship-level baseball team while teams in bigger markets outspent him … really outspent him. Brad Pitt plays Beane in a funny, understated and savvy performance. Jonah Hill is also very good as a statistician who helps Beane paste together a team that essentially changed the way baseball teams are built. Sure, director Bennett Miller and his screenwriters cut a few corners and Hollywood-ize this already crazy story, but history does tell us that the A’s, under Beane, have put some pretty amazing teams on the field with paltry budgets.


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Official Site: www.moneyball-movie.com
Director: Bennett Miller
Producer: Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz, Brad Pitt, Scott Rudin, Andrew Karsch, Sidney Kimmel and Mark Bakshi
Cast: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Hoffman, Robin Wright, Chris Pratt, Stephen Bishop, Reed Diamond, Brent Jennings, Ken Medlock, Tammy Blanchard, Jack McGee, Vyto Ruginis, Nick Searcy, Glenn Morshower, Casey Bond, Nick Porrazzo, Kerris Dorsey and Arliss Howard

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Portland Mercury Do More with Less Math, baseball, and Moneyball by Ezra Ace Caraeff 09/22/2011
Colorado Springs Independent Whole new ballgame: Moneyball A baseball movie for people who don't think they like baseball movies. by Scott Renshaw 09/22/2011
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The Coast Halifax Moneyball hits for the cycle Brad Pitt drama is smart and involving, set in baseball's back office by Tara Thorne 09/22/2011
NUVO Ed reviews 'Moneyball' The sports drama 'Moneyball' is a pleasure to watch thanks to its quirky rhythms, engaging script, interesting characters and stellar cast. by Ed Johnson-Ott 09/21/2011
East Bay Express Moneyball Brad Pitt finesses a win as A's wizard Billy Beane. by Kelly Vance 09/21/2011
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Abduction, Dolphin Tale, Moneyball and other film events around town. 09/22/2011
Charleston City Paper Like its protagonist, Moneyball thinks outside the batter’s box The story opens with the 2001 Major League Baseball playoffs, where the regular-season success of the Oakland A's disintegrates into a disappointing first-round exit in the playoffs, followed by a confrontation with harsh economic reality. by Scott Renshaw 09/21/2011
Memphis Flyer Muddled Draggy, conventional Moneyball adaptation disappoints. by Chris Herrington 09/22/2011

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