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Moneyball

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A smart, intense and moving film that isn't so much about sports as about the war between intuition and statistics. I walked in knowing what the movie was about, but unprepared for its intelligence and depth. 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

  • 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama