A Movie Review of: 'Moneyball' (2011)
It’s worth watching
So I saw this movie on the internet as one of the most famous Brad Pitt movies that somehow I haven’t seen and after I watched it I decided to review it, cause why not? In this review we’re going to be talking about the Good and the Bad.
This movie is quite old so I suppose a lot of you have heard about it by now. Also before i start I gotta point that since I’m more of a football(soccer)/volleyball fan I haven’t watched a single baseball game in my life and I don’t really know the rules and understand the game so this review is made of a perspective of a non-baseball fan. Feel free to give your opinion of the movie in the comments.
So let’s talk about the good.
And first of all I must say that Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill totally killed it in this movie. They gave really good performances and made us care about the story but I still gotta say that I liked Jonah Hill more in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and ‘Superbad’ (Jonah Hill movies that are really worth checking out too). I saw that they got a Oscar nominations for their roles and they deserved the nominations although they didn’t deserve the Oscar win because their performances weren’t as impressive as Christian Bale (The Fighter) or Collin Farrell (The King’s Speech). It was also really nice to see Chris Pratt in this movie before his prime years when he starred in Jurassic World, Guardians of the galaxy, Avengers etc.
At the beginning of the movie I couldn’t understand why did they put all of these flashbacks and I found it unnecesserary but as time passed I realized what’s the point of putting them and they really matter to the story, in my opinion, because they show us the conflict that the main character is having throughout the movie. Another plus of this movie is the relantionship between father and daughter which was a little side thing in this movie. The actors had great chemistry and it totally worked. They introduced us to his daughter perfectly with that short song in the beginning and continued with short dialogue which not only made us care more about the main character but it also helped us relax through the scenes as time passes by and the team kept on playing.
The biggest issue I had with this movie and I think a lot of people have pointed that out in the internet is the pacing of this movie. I think that it’s a bit too long. Also the first 20-30 minutes of the movie were a bit too slow-paced I think that was In order to get us to know the story well and all the facts that we need In order to understand the movie better. For me, personally, it wasn’t really enjoyable but after that the movie’s getting pretty interesting and way better than the start so that wasn’t really a big problem.
In conclusion, this is a great movie that it’s worth checking out particullary if you’re a baseball fan, if you’re not, the movie’s still worth checking out although as a non-baseball fan I gotta say I didn’t understand everything that they were talking about and sometimes the game as a whole but that didn't really matter to me because the movie is worth watching for other aspects of it. The movie is full of great performances(Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman etc).
This movie prefers to speak without words at many points and just to show emotion. It’s a slow-paced movie as I pointed out early and that’s not a bad thing when it’s done the right way and I think that it’s okay the way it’s done here. I’m going to give this movie 4/5 because I had some little issues, it was too long and it’s not a perfect movie.