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Moneyball (2011)

By Travis Pflanz | January 30, 2012 | 0 Comment

Brad Pitt

After my second viewing of Moneyball, my thoughts are essentially the same as the first. Moneyball is good, the story of how sabermetrics changed the way some Major League Baseball teams build a roster is fantastic, but I’m not really sure the film is worthy of an Academy Award nomination for “Best Picture.”

Moneyball is nominated for seven Academy Awards: Best Picture, Actor In a Leading Role (Brad Pitt), Actor In a Supporting Role (Jonah Hill), Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Writing (Adapted Screenplay).

As always, Brad Pitt is great. Jonah Hill steps outside comedy and does a fine job, although I’m not sure the performance warrants an Oscar nominations. I am not surprised in the nominations for Film Editing, Sound Mixing or adapted Screenplay. Moneyball is based off a best selling book and does a great job of mixing archive video and audio.

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Moneyball is good. I am not completely sure it is “Best Picture” worthy, but a must-watch for any baseball enthusiast.

Moneyball has a 7.8/10 rating on IMDB, is 95% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and has a 87/100 Metascore.

Travis Pflanz

I am a web designer and SEO specialist. I enjoy writing about everything from movies to Kansas City sports to food & cooking and I like to give away lots of free movie tickets! I recently produced and starred in the award winning short zombie comedy Dough of the Dead and I am an administrator for the horror fan club Slasher Nation.

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