Million Dollar Arm
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Based on a true story, Disney's "Million Dollar Arm" follows JB Bernstein, a once-successful sports agent who now finds himself edged out by bigger, slicker competitors. He and his partner Aash (Aasif Mandvi) will have to close their business down for good if JB doesn't come up with something fast. Late one night, while watching cricket being played in India on TV, JB comes up with an idea so radical it just might work. Why not go to there and find the next baseball pitching sensation? Setting off for Mumbai with nothing but a gifted but cantankerous scout (Alan Arkin) in… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

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"Sappy, saccharine, and predictable to the point where it's almost painful."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Million Dollar Arm, based on true events, did a fairly good job of keeping me engaged even though I knew exactly where it was going every step of the way."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Based on a true story, this is one of those relentlessly uplifting Disney movies that mixes comedy and emotion to inspire and move the audience."
‑ Rich Cline,
"In its own gently comical way, Million Dollar Arm plays up the misunderstandings between Hollywood and India -- as well as the mutual fascination."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"It might sound like a superhero movie but Million Dollar Arm is a stirringly human drama based on a true story and a welcome reminder that extraordinary feats can be achieved by mere mortals."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
"A completely by-the-numbers affair."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Million Dollar Arm is cute, cloying, simplistic, borderline offensive ... and thoroughly effective."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Craig Gillespie's by-numbers schmaltzathon never transcends its tourist's-eye views of India or patronisingly cliched views of its people."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"A likeable and agreeable movie."
‑ George Byrne, Irish Independent
"A cold, hard business story, reshaped by Disney into a warm, fuzzy hug."
‑ Mike McCahill, Guardian
"JB is not the wisest of men and Million Dollar Arm makes no bones about him being a character in need of an upward arc. Even so, the movie never sacrifices the other characters as mere handmaidens to his growth."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Hamm and Bell are likeable actors with terrific timing. The location shots in Mumbai are beautiful, chaotic and jarring. The script is amusing."
‑ Shawna Richer, Globe and Mail
"Jon Hamm turns on the charm and scores a home run."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"Though it doesn't offer much by way of freshness, Million Dollar Arm is about as enjoyable as a predictable film gets, thanks to a feel good mix of genuine heart and wit."
‑ Amon Warmann, HeyUGuys
"There's nothing wildly unpredictable on offer here, but it still winningly manages to sneak its way past your defences."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
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