I did not have any expectations for this because it comes from the director of the uninspired Capote, and I am not really a big fan of screenwriters Aaron Sorkin and Steve Zaillian. But I was pleasantly surprised that I liked this one, thanks to the very compelling performance by Brad Pitt. He was able to overcome the (at times) laughably terrible screenplay – with its cartoonish one-liners and stereotypical characters. Pitt is just outstanding here and I can now understand why he is being showered with all these accolades. The way he reacts to the situations and characters around him proves that he was quite prepared for and he carefully studied this role. In spite of being trapped in this middle-of-the-road affair, I must say that Moneyball must be seen just for what Pitt achieves here.