Drama - While about professional baseball, this comedy-drama is less about the sport and more about the business side, so one doesn't necessarily have to be a fan of the game. This is a big starring vehicle for star Brad Pitt, and Jonah Hill has a choice supporting turn. Language makes the film inappropriate for young children, who would not be much interested anyhow.
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GREAT REVIEWS! All ages, both males and females, loved "Moneyball." The critics finally reviewed one correctly. A review of "Excellent" from a critic is very rare and "Moneyball" received two "Excellent" reviews from the critics we follow. If you want to see and inspirational movie that's fun and entertaining, DON'T MISS "MONEYBALL."
Centers on the 2002 Oakland Athletics baseball team, who were led by general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) to an excellent season despite having the lowest payroll in the major leagues. In addition to scouting and more conventional methods of assembling a team, Beane introduced statistics and mathematical analysis into player evaluation, to the chagrin of many traditionalists.