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Moneyball (2011)

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10/10: Moving, beyond numbers
Sunday, January 29, 2012

It's hard not to be romantic about baseball. This kind of thing, it's fun for the fans. It sells tickets and hot dogs"Moneyball is a sports movie what makes it stand apart from the crowd is that it takes all the clich├ęs that are associated with sports movies such as heroic games, emotional moments and motivational speeches and turns them down on their head to deliver a movie that delves in the cold and calculative science behind sports- in this case being sabermetrics. Sabermetrics is the specialized analysis of baseball through objective, empirical evidence, specifically baseball statistics that measure in- game activity. Thus it is all about objective knowledge related to baseball, It points out facts such as which player has the highest onbase percentages rather than subjective arguments such as who is the best player in the game.Picture this- in a conference room at the Oakland athletics headquarters, baseball scouts and team management are squabbling...

9/10: Baseball by the numbers
Saturday, September 24, 2011

Moneyball tells the story of the 2002 season of the Oakland Athletics, a team that rose to notoriety because of its low payroll and unorthodox player selection. Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), a former player turned general manage, grows tired with the ancient, inefficient ways of the game he has committed his entire life to. When a transaction goes awry he stumbles across Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), a Yale, economics graduate who believes he has a system to rating players based on numbers.Billy and Peter begin trading, signing, and grooming the team based on data, not scouting, something that other members of the team are not fond of, including Art Howe (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the team's manager. Billy and Peter's system defies current baseball logic, but when the club starts to win games with players like Scott Hatteberg (Chris Pratt), David Justice (Stephen Bishop), and Chad Bradford (Casey Bond), the eyes of the country turn to Oakland, where...

8/10: I Don't Even Like Baseball
Saturday, November 26, 2016

I hate sports, I really do but I love movies and this one peaked my interest and I decided to watch it and I was thoroughly impressed by what I saw. The filmmakers To a really good job of making you care about the success of The Oakland Athletics because they take the time to show you just how bad a state they are in. They also take the time to build the characters so that you understand how important it is for them to succeed. Brad Pitt was fantastic in this film not only did he have some really great one liners but he had a great heart to him you felt sorry for him through seeing his last failings and I really loved his chemistry with Jonah Hill who was also great in this film up until The Wolf of Wall Street this was his best performance ever, I loved his character because he was easy to relate...

10/10: The Best Baseball Movie Ever
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Brad Pitt surprised me as Oakland A's General manager Billy Beane in this film about actual events. Jonah Hill does a superb job as Peter Brand, the Yale educated assistant manager. Phillip Seymour Hoffman is great as the head coach. Hoffman was a great loss as an actor. Billy Beane is a real person. This film is about a two hour love story about the game. This film is for baseball lovers too regardless of what team you're rooting for whether the Oakland Athletics, the New York Yankees, or the Boston Red Sox. The accolades were well deserved for Pitt and Hill. I am not much of a baseball fan to begin with or a sports fan at all but this film made me enjoy the game which can for hours and seven games with a rival. This film is not about money which has overtaken baseball but the love of the game. This film shows how a...

9/10: Shocked it didn't win any of the 6 nominations that year
Saturday, June 5, 2021

I'm not much a fan of sports but this is well made especially for the business aspects. Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill are always amazing I wish I could meet them. I respect the cinematography very much too the lighting, slow motion shots, and scenery are incredible! The ambient music alone is soothing enough to watch although some of the movie can be boring to some it's definitely interesting

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