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(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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The story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Title: Moneyball
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2012]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (133 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: blooper: Brad loses it; deleted scenes; "Billy Beane: re-inventing the game"; "Moneyball: playing the game".
Based on the book by Michael Lewis.
Summary: The story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for some strong language.
Statement of Responsibility: Columbia Pictures presents ; director, Bennett Miller ; producers, Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz, Brad Pitt ; screenplay, Steve Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin ; story by Stan Chervin
Credits: Music, Mychael Danna ; director of photography, Wally Pfister.
Performers: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright.
System Details: DVD, anamorphic widescreen (1.85) aspect ratio; 5.1 Dolby digital .
Other Language: English, French or Spanish dialogue; English, French, Korean, Mandarin or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); audio descriptions for people with visual disabilities..
Subject Headings: Baseball players Salaries, etc. United States Drama. Baseball Scouting United States Drama. Baseball Economic aspects United States Drama. Oakland Athletics (Baseball team) Drama.
Genre/Form: Biographical films
Baseball films.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Sports films.
Feature films.
Topical Term: Baseball players
Publisher No: 39367
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Mar 23, 2014
  • smichal rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

It was ok. I don't like sports or Brad Pitt or Jonah Hill and the movie is over 2 hours long! Hard to believe that the old way of hiring new players was based on whether they and their wives were attractive, more than their statistics. I fast forwarded thru a lot of boring moments.

Mar 12, 2014
  • dollfacecrafter rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I wasn't really that interested in watching this even though I like Brad Pitt for the most part and I like baseball, a friend recommended that I watch this, since we just saw The Wolf of Wall Street and I though Jonah Hill has come along way since SuperBad........anyways I ended up liking this movie, the acting was great all around, to the baseball players (David Justice, whoa! hot!) and Brad, Jonah & PSH, all did a great job. great ending.

Jan 30, 2014
  • Palomino rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I don't like sports, but I liked the movie. It's not a party movie, it's pretty slow and about character.

Nov 25, 2013
  • pokano rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not a great movie, although the acting was fine. The person you'll fall in love with is Billy Beane's little girl. I was offended by the way the movie treated the 20th game in the A's winning streak: you would have thought the survival of humanity was at stake, and I'm a huge baseball fan and season ticket holder. Maybe I didn't like this movie because although I see the value of sabremetrics, I don't think it's the end all, be all. How can Beane say defense doesn't count? Tell me how many World Series he's won at Oakland!

I'm not a fan of baseball or Brad Pitt---to say the least but the comments and reviews were so good I finally gave it a try.

I had the 'o.k. show me why this is so good'---but it did. A very enjoyable movie that did not pull any of the expected gimmicks I'd have expected.

I like Michael Lewis writing on finance but could not see how he could make baseball interesting---but I felt baseball was only the vehicle for a larger story.

Jul 16, 2013
  • liquiddemons rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I would highly recommend this movie if you are a fan of baseball. I had watched it years ago upon its initial release on video and thought it to be a good movie. After borrowing it from the library I'd bump it up to the good-great category. Brad Pitt is in nearly every scene, should you happen to be a fan of the man, and provides an excellent centrepiece to the movie. I'm not sure if non-baseball fans would enjoy it as much as I did, as I'm a big baseball fan, but I think there would be enough of a plot to interest all but the most cold of hearted non-sports fan. Special shout out to Jonah Hill for his excellent performance. Though I found Phillip Seymour Hoffman not effective as manager Art Howe. Odd because I'm usually a big fan of PSH.

I saw the movie and I had liked it
this is based on a true story this is for baseball players to watch even coaches and umpires this is not for children to watch

Jun 24, 2013
  • Josanna rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I have mixed feelings about this film. There is a lot of "just talking" instead of action so it feels almost more like a documentary than a movie, and if one is not really into baseball it's hard to keep up the interest, but the story and acting is good.

Fantastic movie. Shows how determination and team should work together. He found one visionary person who help him reach his goal and change how baseball organisations start working from now on.

Jun 08, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very good

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Apr 18, 2013
  • sky123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

John: And every time that happens, whether it's the government or a way of doing business or whatever it is, the people are holding the reins, have their hands on the switch. They will bet you're crazy. I mean, anybody who's not building a team right and rebuilding it using your model, they're dinosaurs. They'll be sittin' on their ass on the sofa in October, watch the Boston Red Sox win the world series.

Apr 18, 2013
  • sky123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

John: For forty one million, you built a playoff team. You lost Damon, Giambi, Isringhausen, Pena and you won more games without them than you did with them. You won the exact same number of games that the Yankee's won, but the Yankee's spent one point four million per win and you paid two hundred and sixty thousand. I know you've taken it in the teeth out there, but the first guy through the wall. It always gets bloody, always. It's the threat and not just the way of doing business, but in their minds it's threatening the game. But really what it's threatening is their livelihoods, it's threatening their jobs, it's threatening the way that they do things.

Apr 18, 2013
  • sky123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Billy Beane: Baseball hates him.
John: I know. Baseball...baseball kinda hated me and all. One of the great things about money is that it buys a lot of things. One of which is the luxury to disregard what baseball like, doesn't like, what baseball think, doesn't think.

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