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: May 16, 2014
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2014
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Critic Score: 63% 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

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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Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage

A well-made, enjoyably predictable, by-the-numbers sports drama.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

A completely by-the-numbers affair.

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Susan Wloszczyna

There is a gaping hole where "Million Dollar Arm"'s heart should be that widens to crater-size in the second half.

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J. Olson

Hamm and Bell have real chemistry together and the supporting players - apart from Arkin's perfunctory performance - uniformly keep pace with the leads.

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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.

Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

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

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Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly

The art of the deal gives way to matters of the heart, giving viewers a game changer both charming and uplifting.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer Macklin
Formulaic is the operative word
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
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