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: 61%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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
"You don't have to be a sports fan to like this movie, and even when it's getting predictable you'll probably find yourself enjoying it anyway. It's not brilliant or daring, but it's got genuine heart..."
‑ Mark Hughes, Forbes
""Million Dollar Arm" benefits from a strong performance by Jon Hamm in the lead and a top-notch supporting cast."
‑ Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin's Picks
"It's everything you expect a Disney "inspirational sports movie" to be."
‑ Rebecca Murray, Showbiz Junkies
"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
"... has trouble finding the strike zone, and in the baseball-movie canon, is likely to be relegated to the bullpen."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"Its true story actually smells rather fishy in that almost everything about it plays as manufactured schmaltz."
‑ John Urbancich, Your Movies (cleveland.com)
"A Grand Slam"
‑ Diana Saenger, ReviewExpress.com
"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
"As far as sports movies go, like Hamm, it's immensely likeable."
‑ Rebecca Barry, Flicks.co.nz
"...it ultimately seems obvious that this material is inherently not able to sustain a feature-length endeavor."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Achieves a certain emotional authenticity even as the viewer anticipates exactly which heart string will be plucked and how."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
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