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Million Dollar Arm

ages 13+ | 92 % Say It's Worth Your Time

In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Jon Hamm) plans to find baseball's next star pitcher. He heads to India to find a cricket player whom he can nurture into a major league star. With the help of a scout (Alan Arkin), J.B. finds teens Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) and Rinku (Suraj Sharma), who haven't a clue about baseball but throw powerful pitches. As the boys adjust to American life, J.B. learns valuable lessons about teamwork and family.


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  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    Was looking for more baseball in this film that what there was but still a good story. Enjoy the journey of the John Hamm's character and how he came to recognize that he needed to change his life.

  • (Male) Standard Examiner

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    So in a perfect world, “Million Dollar Arm” would be a refreshing story of underdogs and ducks-out-of-water, if we hadn’t seen a similar plot a hundred times before. Yet, there’s something about a good, old fashioned sports movie that gets us every time... See Full Review

  • (Male) Michael Medved Show

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Despite the fact that the course of their relationship, and the story of these two boys, follow all the cliches you'd expect of a sports movie about against the odds outsiders with only one shot of the big time, Million Dollar Arm is still a great fun to watch... See Full Review

  • MovieGuide.org

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    MILLION DOLLAR ARM is a well-produced movie. The script has a good narrative structure. The movie will make viewers laugh, cry and feel the jeopardy. Featuring a good cast led by Jon Hamm of TV’s acclaimed MAD MEN series and excellent cinematography,... See Full Review

  • Dove Foundation

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    This remarkable and powerful film shows that cultural walls can be broken down and perseverance pays off. We are more than pleased to award “Million Dollar Arm” our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages twelve plus. It doesn’t take a million dollars to see this richly entertaining film. See it soon!... See Full Review

  • ParentPreviews.com

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Whether or not you are a baseball fan, Million Dollar Arm tells a great story with characters that make some significant improvements over the course of time—and we’re not just talking on the pitching mound. Caught up in the glitz and glam of single life in a high stakes career, J.B. isn’t always likeable, especially when he treats Rinku and Denish as investments rather than human beings... See Full Review

  • (Female) Movie Mom

    ages 16+ | Worth Your Time

    This is J.B’s story and Hamm is a pleasure to watch, with full-on, big-time movie star magnetism, and his scenes with the lovely Bell (“In a World”) have a real warmth that makes the happy ending feel earned.

    Read more: http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/moviemom/2014/05/million-dollar-arm.html#ixzz31r0CFDdH
    Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/moviemom/2014/05/million-dollar-arm.html#Yqd9uUbWI0Rw6TEQ.99... See Full Review

  • (Male) Movie Nation

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Hamm plays J.B. too buttoned down to make him interesting. Even when things
    go badly, the guy keeps it together — admirable in a human being, or agent, bad
    for comedy. Arkin is barely in the film. And the Indian guys are never more than
    cute borderline caricatures.
    And dawdling along as it does, “Million Dollar Arm” rarely shows us the
    “juice,” a baseball comedy that is as tentative as a base on balls... See Full Review

  • (Female) USA TODAY

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Better than some inspirational sports movies, due mostly to its humor quotient and exotic Indian locations, this baseball movie is hampered by a predictable storytelling style and not enough curve balls. It should have been more winning, given that director Craig Gillespie also made the charming Lars and the Real Girl... See Full Review

  • (Male) Catholic News Service

    Mature 18+ | Worth Your Time

    Strong humane values permeate director Craig Gillespie's breezy baseball-themed conversion story "Million Dollar Arm" (Disney).

    So it's a shame that some relatively discreet, but still misguided sexual content precludes endorsement of the film for youthful viewers -- all the more so, since screenwriter Tom McCarthy shows unusual restraint in his use of objectionable language... See Full Review


Okfor ages12+