Million Dollar Arm
Million Dollar Arm (2014)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 7, 2014
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61%
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71%



Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Pleasant to a fault, Million Dollar Arm is a middle-of-the-plate pitch that coasts on Jon Hamm's considerable charm without adding any truly original curves to Disney's inspirational sports formula.

James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Sappy, saccharine, and predictable to the point where it's almost painful.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

"Million Dollar Arm" is bland and overlong at 124 minutes. Simply put, there is nothing here of interest.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

A completely by-the-numbers affair.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

Million Dollar Arm is cute, cloying, simplistic, borderline offensive ... and thoroughly effective.

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Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

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.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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.

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Shawna Richer
Globe and Mail

Hamm and Bell are likeable actors with terrific timing. The location shots in Mumbai are beautiful, chaotic and jarring. The script is amusing.

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Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

Craig Gillespie's by-numbers schmaltzathon never transcends its tourist's-eye views of India or patronisingly cliched views of its people.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A typical feel-good movie that believes that being charming is enough to keep us interested, but it is clichéd, excessively predictable to the point of being… More
Walter M.
"Million Dollar Arm" starts with JB Bernstein(Jon Hamm, relaxed with 70% less self-loathing), a sports agent, making a lucrative deal to sign Popo(Ray… More
Aaron Neuwirth
J.B.: How fast do they pitch in cricket?...Fine, bowl. How fast do they bowl in cricket? It is easy to see the main issue with Million Dollar Arm, as it is… More
John Ballantine
I thought we would have sophistication here but instead we have a paint by numbers depiction of "silly" Indians being exploited by a greedy agent.… More
Eugene Bernabe
Though charming, inspiring and visually appealing, Million Dollar Arm presents a captivating story with somewhat choppy potholes in its presentation. Jon Hamm… More
Jeff Boam
Conditioned to be feel-good sports flick using a rigorous but proven workout regimen, the predictable but likeable Million Dollar Arm nonetheless mostly hits… More