Dec 292011
 

Moneyball is a good film propelled by great performances especially from Brad Pitt and Philip Seymour Hoffman. I’m not much of a baseball fan, but the story of Billy Beane and what he did for an organization and the system certainly makes for an interesting and compelling story.

 

 

 


Moneyball (2011)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

 

Genre(s): Drama, Sports
Sony | PG13 – 133 min. – $20.99 | January 10, 2012

MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Bennett Miller
Writer(s):
Stan Chervin (story), Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin (screenplay)
Cast:
Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Theatrical Release Date: September 23, 2011

DISC INFO:
Features:
Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Outtakes
Number of Discs:
1

Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video:
Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles:
English SDH, English, Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish

THE MOVIE

Movie Plot: Oakland A’s general manager Bill Bean (BRAD PITT) challenges the system and defies conventional wisdom when he is forced to rebuild his small-market team, on a limited budget. Despite opposition from the old guard, the media, fans and their own field manager (PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN), Beane – with the help of a young, number-crunching, Yale-educated economist (JONAH HILL) – develops a roster of misfits… and along the way, forever changes the way the game is played.

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.5/5

The DVD comes with a blooper reel (3:11), a standard selection of deleted scenes (12:05), Billy Beane: Re-Inventing the Game (16:01) covering the real man the movie is based upon and Moneyball: Playing the Game (19:26) featurette on the making of the film.

VIDEO – 4.0/5

Moneyball is presented with a good looking 1.85 anamorphic widescreen transfer. The video is void of major imperfections like pixilation and artifacting while colors are fairly vibrant.

AUDIO – 3.5/5

The Dolby Digital 5.1 track is suitable but nothing noteworthy. The film is mainly dialogue driven but it does pick up some during the games where we get to hear the cheers from fans.


OVERALL – 3.5/5

Overall, Moneyball is a good film propelled by great performances especially from Brad Pitt and Philip Seymour Hoffman. I’m not much of a baseball fan, but the story of Billy Beane and what he did for an organization and the system certainly makes for an interesting and compelling story. The DVD meanwhile has a standard set of features and the audio/video is suitable but nothing special.

 

Staff
Published:
12/29/2011

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