Moneyball ★★★½

Moneyball is a fairly eloquent metaphor for where Brad Pitt is these days. An A-lister AWOL from the mainstream, he’s consistently challenged conceptions of stardom by playing a cowboy assassinated by a coward, a curiously ancient baby, a Nazi scalp-hunter, a humble branch in life’s tree…

Yet he still delivers big numbers. As star and producer, he turned an unpromising, low-key movie in which lame, clumsy no-hopers best all-American athletic prowess, into an award contender and sizeable hit.

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