Reviews: Million Dollar Arm (2014)

million_dollar_armReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 10/23/14] | José Arce @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Nuevo ejemplo de colonialismo cinematográfico que clama las bondades de la tierra de las oportunidades. Aspecto telefímico, mal planteamiento de la figura central y sus acompañantes, un error global.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @
    • Excerpt: A superb sports drama about the spiritual transformation of a sports agent.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: Ultimately, “Million Dollar Arm” is a perfectly charming movie. It’s not going to win any awards, and as far as inspirational sports movies go, it’s pretty standard and predictable. Sure, there are no huge surprises in the plot, but it’s a friendly enough piece that makes the trip to the movies comfortable and pleasant.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Talk about high concept – a desperate sports agent who doesn’t value the woman right under his nose (um, “Jerry Maguire”) crossed with an Indian kid hoping to win a million dollars (duh) topped off with a double dose of classic fish-out-of-water subplots.
  • Jim Dixon @
    • Excerpt: Pleasantly predictable, the screenplay by Thomas McCarthy (“Win Win”) allows itself some detours along the way, which gives the second act in particular a leisurely, meandering pace. But this is a surprisingly smart script, both in its perceptions of the business of big money sports and human relationships.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The story is ultimately about the agent learning that this situation isn’t entirely about him. The movie itself never learns that lesson.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: A heartwarming, uplifting, feel-good family film – in the Disney underdog sports genre.
  • Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant
    • Excerpt: An endearing story but a forgettable (albeit harmless) film.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: The cinematic equivalent of a warm electric blanket, “Million Dollar Arm” pleasantly does the trick as nice and safe family fare.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @
  • Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: The film achieves what it sets out to do: that is, to inspire you, charm you, warm your heart and put a smile on your face. And do you know what? Sometimes that’s just the ticket.
  • Frank Ochieng @ Focus of New York Magazine
    • Excerpt: In director Craig Gillespie’s inspirational but tediously corny hardball showcase Million Dollar Arm we get a mushy confection of Jerry Maguire meets Slumdog Millionaire but this dugout dud settles for a predictable bunt instead of a solid single up the middle.
  • [New – 10/23/14] | Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
  • Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: An innocuous crowd-pleaser…wholesome, pleasant but incredibly formulaic and predictable.

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