Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: 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!
Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill hit this one out of the park!
6 January 2013
Excerpt: I’m not a baseball expert; I’m just a fan of several major league teams like the Yankees. I don’t have to be an expert at baseball to know that Moneyball is a really good movie, even an excellent one as a matter of fact. Blu-ray.com’s Summary: “It's October, 2001. The Oakland Athletics are battling the New York Yankees in the American League Divisional Series for the right to play for the American League pennant and, ultimately, the World Series.
Excerpt: This was a blind buy for me around Black Friday for $8. This is a great movie for diehard A's fans, a good movie for diehard baseball fans, a yawner for everybody else. It is about sabermatics (bringing math equations into baseball). If I didn't already know the story and love baseball, math and statistics I would have hated it.
Excerpt: 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...
Nice film but does suffer from over-sharpening in quite a few scenes.
14 October 2012
Excerpt: Great film but I'm very surprised by the reviewer failing to mention the obvious over-sharpening that is apparent in many of the shots. In general the picture quality is superb but in some shots the sharpening is very obvious and detracts from the scene. Most of the time we see this is in the background of dimly lit office shots where it produces a white shimmering and I noticed it in on of the opening scenes where Billy Beene and the rest of his scouting team are...
Excerpt: Zeer goede film. Typisch dat de beste sportfilms vaak de films zijn die niet echt over sport gaan. Dat het allemaal nog echt gebeurd is ook, maakt het alleen nog maar beter. Op basis van statistieken en ingewikkelde modellen stelt Pitt een succesvol honkbalteam samen. Pitt en zijn medespelers zetten een geloofwaardige acteerprestatie neer. Ondanks het feit dat het zeker geen actiespektakel is, verveelt de film echter geen moment.
Excerpt: for the fanatic baseball fan "Moneyball" is golden in it's tale of how the game is played and how it should be. for an average fan, such as myself, then "Moneyball" is an education of how "the numbers" game is done and how it was in order for the Oakland A's to make History and the GM behind it all. Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane the man who would help this team make that History and have heads shaking along the way.