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.
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.
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.
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.
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.