Release Date: September 23rd, 2011

DVD Release Date: January 10th, 2012

PG-13 |2 hr 13 min

Plot Summary

Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), general manager of the Oakland A's, one day has an epiphany: Baseball's conventional wisdom is all wrong. Faced with a tight budget, Beane must reinvent his team by outsmarting the richer ball clubs. Joining forces with Ivy League graduate Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), Beane prepares to challenge old-school traditions. He recruits bargain-bin players whom the scouts have labeled as flawed, but have game-winning potential. Based on the book by Michael Lewis.

Cast: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Chris Pratt, Stephen Bishop, Reed Diamond, Brent Jennings

Director: Bennett Miller

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Scott Rudin Productions, Rachael Horovitz, Michael De Luca

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Underdog, Transformation, Amusing, Inspiring, Office, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The movie does achieve something nearly impossible: Someone who doesn't even like the sport may care about Billy Beane and the 2002 Oakland Athletics. show more

  • 90
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    Now that Pitt no longer has brash youth on his side, he's digging deeper and doing more with less. It's the kind of acting - understated but woven with golden threads of movie-star style - that gives us more to look at rather than less. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Never before, though, have statistics added up to such electrifying entertainment. After the mostly minor-league productions of recent months, this movie, which was directed by Bennett Miller, renews your belief in the power of movies. show more

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