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Moneyball [DVD] [2011]

Brad Pitt , Jonah Hill , Bennett Miller    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Chris Pratt
  • Directors: Bennett Miller
  • Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian
  • Format: Subtitled, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Hindi, French, Arabic, Dutch, English
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Mar 2012
  • Run Time: 133 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005FLANHE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,390 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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It's amazing that Moneyball makes baseball statistics seem fascinating--but that's because it's not really a movie about numbers, and it's not really a movie about baseball, either. It's about what drives people to take risks--in this instance, Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt), general manager of the Oakland A's, who's just had his best players poached by teams that can afford to pay a lot more. Fed up with how money twists the game, he listens to Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), who persuades him that certain players are being undervalued for trivial reasons--that statistics reveal hidden strengths that could, when used in the right combinations, produce a winning season. Beane takes Brand's advice, then has to fight everyone else around him to follow it through. Moneyball skillfully takes the audience into Beane's psyche. Pitt is in excellent form; it's an understated but magnetic performance, the kind that rarely wins awards but should. Pitt has the physical presence of a former athlete and vividly expresses the mind of a man who's never achieved success but isn't ready to give up. Director Bennett Miller (Capote) shapes the supporting cast (Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, and others less recognisable but just as solid) as carefully as Beane shapes his team. Miller has a few flashy (and highly effective) moments of sound manipulation and editing, but Moneyball is carried by its superb performances. --Bret Fetzer

Product Description

Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in this baseball drama co-written by 'The Social Network' (2010) screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. Based on real events in 2002, the film follows the unconventional tactics employed by Billy Beane (Pitt), general manager of the cash-strapped Oakland Athletics baseball team, to rebuild his club after losing a few key players to the Major League. Beane enlists the services of Yale economics graduate Peter Brand (Hill) to devise an unorthodox player selection system based on a sophisticated statistical analysis of each player's skills. As Billy and Peter start to build their team based on computer-generated data rather than the traditional scouting methods, they meet with resistance from old hands such as team manager Art Howe (Hoffman). But when the club begins a winning streak with its roster of inexpensive 'wild card' players, the naysayers are forced to admit that the scheme appears to be working.

Special Features

- Deleted Scenes
- Billy Beane: Re-Inventing the Game (featurette)
- Blooper with Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill
- Moneyball: Playing the Game – a complete behind-the-scenes look at the making of “Moneyball”


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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Film and Great Script 17 Dec 2011
Format:DVD
I had to post this review mainly in response to the only one that gave the film 2 stars.

This is a travesty of a score and with the basis of it seeming to come from one who is much more at home with action movies or cheap comedies.

The film is fantastic with great acting from Pitt and Hill who give very strong performances, Hill's actually fairly surprising as he usually does Kevin Smith style comedies. The script is great and draws a great deal of laughs.

Whilst being a film based on sport there isn't a great deal of sports knowledge required as this is more a film of overcoming adversity and any sequences on the pitch are very short. To get a real idea of this film check out Roger Ebert's review by just searching Roger Ebert review Moneyball in google.

This is a film to see from the script writers of Shindlers List and the Social Network. It is funny, engaging, interesting and heartwarming. You do grow to love several of the characters and become invested in them. One of the films of 2011
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding 19 May 2012
By Chris Pearson VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
This film is a sleeper in the UK because most people will write it off as a 'stock' US baseball movie.

That it ain't.

If you want fine acting ( Pitt and Hill), a great script ( Sorkin) and a true story about how one individual challenged the status-quo/flat-earthers and in so doing took his team from under-dogs to game-changers, then you will find it here.

An outstanding find and quality film.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is what losing sounds like.... 22 Mar 2014
Format:Blu-ray
In 2001, General Manager Billy Beane's Oakland A's lose to the Yankees in the playoffs then lose three stars to free agency.

To the consternation of his scouts, Beane hires and listens to Peter Brand, a recent Yale grad who evaluates players using Bill James' statistical approach.

Beane assembles a team of no names who, on paper, can get on base and score runs.

Then, Beane's manager, Art Howe, won't use the players as Beane wants.

Can Beane circumvent Howe, win games, and make it to the 2002 Series..

I'm English, so I have no concept or interest in the game of baseball, I played rounders at school and it was the closest thing we had.

So I had no idea what I was expecting, just wanted to see the movie because of the plaudits it has received, and the blindingly intriguing notion of Hill putting in an Oscar nominated performance.

And while some of the films references and Baseball speak goes over my head, the feeling of emotion that emulates from PItt and Hill is very much there, and makes the film what it is, a marvellous portrayal of two men who start from scratch and against the odds, make it.

Now it sounds like any other struggling sports movie, but thanks to some very funny moments, and Pitt and Hills chemistry, it puts it yo there as one of the best sports dramas ever made.

The film reaches it's peak when little gestures of the hands by the two stars when closing a deal gives the audience goose bumps. Simple things like this make the film more interesting, despite the heavy subject matter.

It's a film that can be viewed several times on many levels.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Right on the button 27 May 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
So good a movie that, having first seen it via LoveFilm rental, I bought my own copy to watch at leisure.
An essential management tool for any business and, it's based on a real happening(s).
Brad Pitt did himself proud with this one and too, his viewers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars MONEYBALL 6 Oct 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is the film of the Michael Lewis book of the same name. It deals with the real life story of Billy Beane.

Though I have no interest in baseball (I have only a hazy idea of the rules) that is not the case with this film.

I also bought the CD version of the book, narrated by Lewis himself, and found it fascinating.

Billy Beane is a guy who many would say got a raw deal in life. After showing so much promise as a junior, it all went pear-shaped. Later in life he adopts an entirely new mathematical system for picking out promising baseball players. The system, born out of sheer financial necessity, is a new metric for spotting potential talent.

This film does not have any car chases or shoot outs. It ain't that kind of film.

It's just a very interesting and thought provoking film. That's why Michael Lewis wrote the book. That's why Brad Pitt choose to do the movie.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In you face baseball 29 Jan 2012
Format:DVD
I am not a follower of baseball, although I followed last seasons home town events with interest with the Giants, even watching the final of the World Series for the first time. Despite my rudimentary knowledge of the game, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.

Moneyball tells of how Billy Beane, the Oakland A's general manager played by Brad Pitt, faced with limited resources, and losing some of his star players to the Yankees hires a Yale economics graduate and statistician played by Jonah Hill, and devises a system for buying undervalued players to replace the likes of Giambi, by looking at players in new ways.

It's a calculated risk that flies in the face of conventional wisdom, and met with much resistance on the field, within the club, and from the media. Suffice to say that previous methods of picking though amusing were highly dubious.

"He has an ugly girlfriend."

"What does that mean?"

"Ugly girlfriend means he has no confidence."

Memorable movie lines:

"The problem we're trying to solve is that there are rich teams, and there are poor teams. Then there's 50 feet of crap. And then there's us. It's an unfair game."

"I hate losing. I hate losing more than I love winning."

The screenplay was written by Aaron Sorkin who created West Wing and won the Best Screenplay Oscar for The Social Network, and slides comfortably home with this effort.

Philip Seymour Hoffman plays the unhappy team coach with whom Beane bumps heads. Robin Wright Penn plays his ex wife, now with a new man who does not follow baseball.
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5.0 out of 5 stars darn good basball story. a keeper.
Saw for the first time and it became one of our favorites. Watched it 2wice in a week.
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Strictly for people who understand baseball jargon. Brad Pitt is very good, but without knowing enough about the terminology it is hard to follow the plot twists, because... Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Under the radar
A nice film. It probably won't make much sense to the UK public at large but is well acted and nicely paced.
Published 2 months ago by dalco
5.0 out of 5 stars Film Review
A good film about strategy, analysis, methodical preparation, implementation and execution of same. Used outside of the field of sport to demonstrate strategy.
Published 3 months ago by Mark Palmer
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
I cannot work out why this film is not rated higher, this film has it all. Funny in places, excitment, and touchng. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mart
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably good
I think i've seen this movie 4 or 5 times now and it never loses its potency. Who would have thought you could be so emotionally moved by a Baseball teams phenomenal season. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a watch
Just a really engaging story well told. I need to watch this again to make sure that I get some more fun out of it.
Published 3 months ago by jcom
3.0 out of 5 stars good film
my friend said this film was very good and in good condition she loved this and said brad pitt was so good
Published 4 months ago by steve pearce
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth ninety minutes of your time
Billy Beane is a failed baseball star. When handed his cards for the last time he asks instead to be hired as scout. Read more
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