Million Dollar Arm (2014) Movie Review | 11 Critic Reviews | Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi

cast:

Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell, Alan Arkin

Million Dollar Arm Posterdirection:

Craig Gillespie

story:

Thomas McCarthy

screenplay:

Thomas McCarthy

dialogue:

cinematography:

Gyula Pados

music:

A.R. Rahman

produced by:

Joe Roth, Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray

language:

weird aggregate rating 6.2/10English

genre:

Biography, Drama

release date:

9-May-2014 (India)
run time:
120 Minutes


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  •  Times of India -Reagan Gavin Rasquinha Rating-7
JB Bernstein (Hamm) has all the trappings of wealth - a sprawling home, an enviable bachelor lifestyle and the swanky sports car. But these are the fruits of past successes. In the present day, he and his partner Aash (Mandvi) find it harder to find and pay fresh talent in the face of stiff competition

  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-6
It's hard to the resist the charms of a film as decidedly feel-good as 'Million Dollar Arm', even if does hit every note and plot turn with brazen predictability. Based on the real-life efforts of American sports agent JB Bernstein to turn Indian cricket bowlers into Major League

  •  Indian Express -Shalini Langer Rating-6
THIS is the stuff real-life fairy tales are made of, so it’s not surprising Disney would put its weight behind Million Dollar Arm. The story of two teenagers from rural India who hadn’t heard of baseball winning a contest and landing a contract with a major baseball league in the US is too irresistible

  •  DNA -Tushar Joshi Rating-7
Million Dollar Arm is a story that needed to be told. A tale of two small town boys from India making into the big premier league of American baseball on the merit of their handwork and dedication remained buried in the newsprint and TV reels for years. Now Craig Gillespie puts together

  •  Deccan Chronicle -Lakshmi Javeri Rating-4
More women would go to watch Million Dollar Arm purely for the very dishy protagonist, played by Jon Hamm of Mad Men fame. After all, if they aren’t fans of the show, then they’ve certainly read about the very magnificently endowed actor and his penchant for leaving his briefs back at home.

  •  India Today -Saurabh Dwivedi Rating-8
Million Dollar Arm is a biographical sports drama about a sports agent J.B. Bernstein who discovered two baseball pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel in a reality show competition.Career sports agents J.B. Bernstein and Ashu Vasudevan are in search of that one superstar player

  •  India Today -Suhani Singh Rating-5
In 2008, two 19-year-old boys from Lucknow, Rinku and Dinesh, scored the opportunity of a lifetime. They finished first and second respectively in Million Dollar Arm, a contest in search of the fastest pitcher in India. It's a different matter altogether that Rinku and Dinesh had never heard or seen of baseball.

  •  Mid Day -Shakti Shetty Rating-7
Baseball may have not caught on in India; it’s not often that you mention both in the same sentence. But Million Dollar Arm brings them both together. There has been no dearth of inspiring sports movies in Hollywood, but none have touched upon both baseball and cricket.

  •  Book My Show -Tanaya Ramyani Rating-6
J.B. Bernstein (Jon Hamm) is a swanky, once-successful, sports agent from Los Angeles. As a last effort to save his sinking career, Bernstein along with his partner Ash (Aasif Mandvi), stumbles upon an idea of a reality show competition called "Million Dollar Arm".
  •  Deccan Herald -Deepika Nidige Rating-6
All modern movies focusing on the theme of sports have always leaned on the robust pillar of the power of human spirit. Glory Road, Remember the Titans and Friday Night Lights – they have all shown that will power is mightier than talent, money or scepticism.

  •  Daily Bhaskar Rating-7
The story revolves around sports agents J.B. Bernstein and Ashu Vasudevan who are struggling to launch good talent and save their dying career given tough competition from new agents. While Bernstein despises cricket, one night an idea happens to him like a Eureka moment to conduct

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Ratings Breakdown-
Rating scale  - Out of 10
weird aggregate rating (WAR) - 6.2/10 (11 reviews)
Male critics - 7.0 (6)
Female critics - 5.4 (5)
Highest Rating  - 8 (1)
Least Rating - 4 (1)
Most Given Rating - 6 (4) & 7 (4)

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Million Dollar Arm (2014)
6.2 out of 10
based on
11 reviews.