(2011)

Critic Reviews

87

Metascore

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100
Variety
While a hopelessly awkward-looking Hill provides fish-out-of-water laughs, Pitt gives a genuinely soul-searching performance.
91
The supersmart and rousing Moneyball, which may be the best baseball movie since "Bull Durham," is also about talk, but in a coolly heady and original inside-the-front-office way.
90
Boxoffice Magazine
The surprisingly effective Moneyball has a smart script, solid direction and great performances.
90
Village Voice
It really happened, it's really corny, and it's really great.
88
Orlando Sentinel
Moneyball is a thinking person's baseball movie, and a baseball fan's thinking movie.
88
This is a subtle, elegant and altogether triumphant film about a subject I thought I was tired of, told with an artistry and freshness that is positively thrilling.
83
Director Bennett Miller has produced a warm and generally agreeable character study about the pratfalls of athletic institutions and the willingness to think outside the box.
80
Best of all, filmmaker Bennett Miller (Capote) uses this brainiac sports movie to remind viewers that money is neither the measure of a man nor the ultimate assessment of quality; it's a myopic metric based on past accomplishments rather than future potential. After all, success isn't always about the home runs so much as just getting on base - again, and again, and again.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
The movie does achieve something nearly impossible: Someone who doesn't even like the sport may care about Billy Beane and the 2002 Oakland Athletics.
70
The movie doesn't quite come together, but it's full of smart, cynical talk, and it's very entertaining.

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