"'Moneyball,' the movie, is an absolute mess of a film, the type of muddled end product you'd expect from a project that took several years and went through multiple writers and directors." That's how ESPN writer and former Toronto Blue Jays front office employee Keith Law opens his review of the new film 'Moneyball,' which he writes fails as both a movie and a baseball movie. "For starters, the lampooning of scouts, which draws from the book, isn't any more welcome on screen (where some of the scouts are played by actual scouts) than it was on the page; they are set up as dim-witted bowling pins for Beane and Brand to knock down with their spreadsheets. It's cheap writing, and unfair to the real people being depicted."
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