“MONEYBALL” My rating: B+ (Opening wide on Sept. 23)
133 minutes | MPAA rating: PG-13
It doesn’t sound all that cinematic: A baseball general manager uses statistical analysis to bridge the money gap between major market teams and the provincial have-nots.
Flow charts? Graphs? Sexxxxy.
And yet “Moneyball” is one of the year’s best films, a thinking person’s sports movie overflowing with humor, drama, terrific characters, drop-dead wonderful dialogue (courtesy of the writing dream team of Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin) and a low-keyed but absolutely wonderful performance from Brad Pitt.
Heck, Bennett Miller’s film even made me appreciate Jonah Hill. It’s that good.