Excerpt: Moneyball is the second film from director Bennett Miller (who also directed Capote and most recently Foxcatcher). Miller specializes in bringing stories to the public that most people would not know about otherwise.
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.
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...
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.
Excerpt: Moneyball is a decent film, buoyed by performances from Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, and by presenting a "behind the scenes" look at a professional baseball team. The trailers would have you believe this is a film about a wayward general manager going against the odds and putting together a rag-tag...
Excerpt: Bennett Miller who is famous for taking real life stories as motion pictures has returned to present another real story that concentrates on sports. After Capote he is back again in 2011 bringing Moneyball. Capote depicted the life story of author of the book (in cold war), Mr. Capote.
Summary: I haven't enjoyed very many sports movies over the last few years. And when you target baseball as the sport, my expectations were even less cause baseball is a fairly boring sport to showcase in a movie.
Summary: While baseball does figure in the the whole scheme of things, this is not so much a sports film as a drama that happens to feature baseball. Jonah Hill can pull off drama, Brad Pitt and Philip Seymour Hoffman are likewise well cast and the story is a great watch even for people who hate baseball.
Summary: The General Manager of Oakland Athletics baseball team, Billy Beane, attempts to assemble a competitive team. He seeks assistance from Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), a young Yale economics graduate, to revue the player's value. A wonderful look at the business side of a major sport.