DVD: Moneyball

By admin
03 April 2012

Rating: 3/5

2011. 133 min.

13V.

Sport drama.

This low-key drama is nominally about baseball but you don’t have to know the sport to enjoy the film.

The focus is on Billy Beane (BRAD PITT), the manager of a failing team.

After meeting statistician Peter Brand (JONAH HILL) he goes against tradition and, using Peter’s stats, he chooses undervalued players who aren’t stars but who together form a winning team.

Director Bennett Miller avoids sport movie clichés, while still getting you to root for the underdogs, although a more stirring climax would’ve been welcome.

The dialogue is sharp and even makes stats exciting, and Pitt and Hill’s nuanced performances impress.

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