It loses some focus when it delves a bit much into the clichés of sports film montage and Sorkin screenwriting, but for the most part it remains a great film about the American economy, about a father struggling to keep his job and proves his worth, between efficiency and romanticism. It still believes it can change the system, that it can change the rules of the game; how can you not get romantic about baseball?
Wally Pfister is one of my favorite cinematographers. He did exceptional work here! Bennet Miller doesn't go for the grandiose spectacle. He takes a small-scale movie and does magic with it! The editing is brilliant, too! And of course, Philip Seymour Hoffman did that weird thing again where he takes a minor role and makes it the most memorable one. What a fucking legend!
In the hands of another director, "Moneyball" might have become a sentimental and predictable piece of work, but with his measured approach Bennett Miller once again proves himself to be one of the most engaging filmmakers working in America today. Brad Pitt - clearly relishing the intelligent and uncompromising screenplay - is also on excellent form, whilst smart editing lends the movie further class.
"How can you not be romantic about baseball?" I never watch sport that line means nothing to me, but this film is awesome. Gripped. The soundtrack alone is enough. It's about people breaking out of their shells, being born anew, growing wings and getting strength to fly. Beautiful portrayal of these people, home run by all. Respect to Brad Pitt, greatness.
One of the best sports movie. Even if you don't know anything about baseball or that you don't care about baseball you can like it. Brad pitt gives a very strong performance & so does Jonah Hill. Miller once again makes a great movie. Won't change you but you'll have a good time in front of it.
Un guión sólido, aunque algo predecible, sirve de soporte a una película efectiva y sorprendentemente sobria para el canon hollywoodense contemporáneo. En la mejor tradición de filmes como Rocky y The Bad News Bears en lo que se refiere a la relativización del triunfo y el fracaso en el mundo de los deportes y la condición humana en general.
Hypothesises how managerial decisions based on statistical data can have far-reaching implications on a sporting team. The impersonal nature of this practice might be frowned upon on a pastoral level, but as a template for a certain type of empirical success, it is compelling. Pitt and Hill share a tag-team-chemistry rarely found in contemporary Hollywood cinema. Excellent.