|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt, Kathryn Morris, Tammy Blanchard, Erin Pickett, Sergio Garcia, Stephen Bishop|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||April - Drama, Best of LOVEFiLM Instant, Drama Greats, Dramas, Holiday Treats, Holiday Viewing, Just Arrived, Our Favourites|
|2hrs 7 mins||12|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||2 hours 7 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Brad Pitt delivers one of his best performances, in this true story that's less about baseball and more about values and self-worth.
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Riveting, and yes Brad Pitt can act after all.By Onlylexus (119 reviews) from Chesterfield , 30 Jan 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]I know you've see a plethara of baseball movies over the years, but I can assure you... not like this one! Ok it has a little of that American clecheid sentimentality that most of them have, but the thing is Moneyball hits you from a different aspect altogether. The plot grabs your attention because of the intelligence and mathamatics used in how to bring together a winning base ball team. The idea that any given player at any given time can perform statistically better against another given player depending on the average performance through a season is clever indeed. Computer power is used to calculate all the given factors of a player, his runs, where and how he might strike the baseball; Where a player or a fielder stands, or how many balls are dropped and in what circumstances, it boggled my mind and because of that I was so very interested. Brad Pitt produced this film and took the main role, I was very impressed with his acting in this, as usually I haven't seen any role he's taken that called for genuine character acting, but this role gave him that opportunity in bucket loads. Brilliant film and even if you don't like sport, you may like this one, I did. Top marks!
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Slow to get goingBy Gemmac2001 (1 review) , 15 Jun 2013A bit slow to get going. But filled a quiet night. An ok film! If you got nothing better to watch then its worth it.
"I want to change the game".By MAXIMILIAN (190 reviews) from BURNHAM , 05 Jun 2013MONEYBALL may well be the best film made about American baseball since THE NATURAL the 1984 Barry Levinson film, starring Robert Redford. It can be no accident that Brad Pitt in Moneyball does look like the young Redford in certain scenes, (the two of them have worked together twice Redford directed Pitt in his film, A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT in 1992, and the two actors worked together again in the thriller SPY GAME in 2001, directed by the late Tony Scott.) But where THE NATURAL offered a nostalgic look at the game, MONEYBALL is more about the statistics and sponsorship of baseball as big business (in some ways it has more in common with the 1999 Oliver Stone film, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY OK that film was about American football, but the principle is the same). American baseball may be lost on UK audiences, but if you have a good cast and a good crew behind your film, and a good story it normally translates that you will make a good film. That is the case here. MONEYBALL is based on true events, and a bestselling book. The screenplay is written by two of the biggest and well-respected writers in Hollywood both of them Oscar winners, STEVEN ZAILLIAN (screenwriter of SCHINDLERS LIST) and AARON SORKIN (screenwriter of THE SOCIAL NETWORK). The DP is WALLY PFISTER, the Cinematographer who worked on Director Christopher Nolans THE DARK KNIGHT trilogy. The Director of MONEYBALL is BENNETT MILLER, who directed the Oscar-winning CAPOTE. And composer, MYCHAEL DANNA (LIFE OF PI) writes a hell of a score here. The cast is good too: Pitt turns in an excellent performance as Billy Beane, Jonah Hill is also great as the likeable statistician who is Pitts right-hand man. Philip Seymour Hoffman (CAPOTE) is also great (and almost unrecognisable with a shaved head) as the antagonistic Manager of the team, who doesnt agree with Beans methods. That is not to say that Hoffman is the bad guy here him and Beane want the same thing, but the two men are addressing the same problem from alternate angles. The finer points of American baseball may be lost to UK viewers, unfamiliar with the game, but that doesnt really matter MONEYBALL is still a very good film and a good rental. Give it a try.
reviewed in twenty wordsBy pablocapaldi (81 reviews) , 02 Jun 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]forget the negative reviews from Pitt haters just watch the film instead, it's a great story and very entertaining throughout
Engaging filmBy a customer , 14 May 2013I don't usually like this kind of movies but I enjoyed this one, clever and although I don't like B. Pitt either, he has a decent performance in this film.
Good for baseball fans, I preferred the UndefeatedBy Hellohulk (22 reviews) from Leicester , 05 May 2013This is an enjoyable film to watch and Brad Pitt (for once) puts in a decent performance. However, its primary appeal is likely to be to baseball fans who are familiar with the sport's jargon. Also, the main focus is on Pitt's character, which means that we find out very little about the team members and coaching staff. I also found that the film for most of its duration lacked emotional or dramatic depth. While a necessary part of the film, I found the mathematical 'equations' uninteresting. I personally found Moneyball to be less compelling than the Academy Award winning The Undefeated of 2010/2011, a similar but superior documentary which follows the real-life turnaround of a struggling high school American football team by Coach Bill Courtney. The Undefeated works better as a drama and provides more insights into the lead characters. I also found it to be more emotionally engaging. Also, The Undefeated can be enjoyed by viewers, whether or not they are fans of American football. It should not be confused with the film of the same name starring Mark Levin.
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