The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
ActorsStarring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt, Robin Wright, Stephen Bishop, Reed Diamond, Brent Jennings, Ken Medlock, Tammy Blanchard, Spike Jonze, Jack McGee, Vyto Ruginis, Nick Searcy, Glenn Morshower, Casey Bond, Nick Porrazzo, Kerris Dorsey, Arliss Howard, Reed Thompson, James Shanklin, Diane Behrens, Takayo Fischer, Derrin Ebert, Miguel Mendoza, Gerardo Celasco, Tom Gamboa, Barry Moss, Artie Harris, Bob Bishop, George Vranau, Phil Pote, Art Ortiz, Royce Clayton, Marvin Horn, Brent Dohling, Ken Rudulph, Lisa Guerrero, Christopher Dehau Lee, Joe Satriani, Simon James, Greg Papa, Bob Costas, Tim McCarver, Eddie Frierson, Glen Kuiper, Joe Provost, John Brantley Cole, Jake Wilson, Robert P. Macaluso, Keith Middlebrook, Damon Farmar, Michael Gillespie, Chad Kreuter, Blake Pike, Robert Ninfo, Gary 'G. Thang' Johnson, Corey Vanderhook, Melvin Perdue, Ari Zagaris, Jon Stein, Madeleine G. Hall, Holly Pitrago, Ken Korach, Julie Wagner, Ken Colquitt, Eric Winzenried, Richard Padilla, Ed Montague, Jack Knight, Patrick Riley, Phil Benson, Joyce Guy, George Thomas
My review : The problem with quite a lot of biopics is how they fall under the same arc of failure, failure and success, and though its usually how we reach that arc, its the predictability that chains Moneyball down to the ground. Everything surrounding that problem though is perfect, the performances provide so much depth to each of these characters, and though some prove shallow, they’re relatively interesting and fresh nontheless. What makes Moneyball so perplexing to me is that these heavy mathematical scenes have become the most captivating and mesmerizing scenes in the film, that truly blow my mind, and i’m in bias as I hate nothing more then the arts of mathematics. There is a double bias though as these scenes make usage of one of my favorite post rock songs and band of all time This Will Destroy You, whom have become the perfect choice for this film. I think there is a lot to love, a lot to adore even, despite its vastly predictable plotting and unsurprisingly standard type characterization. 80/100