Million Dollar Arm

Sometimes to win, you have to change the game.


Million Dollar Arm
Another 'based on a true story' film, with a decidely offbeat plotline. A sports agent's career is in trouble. One night he sees a cricket match on TV, and an idea pops into his head. He and a talent scout head to India, where he launches a reality show competition called ''Million Dollar Arm.'' Two eighteen-year-olds emerge as winners, with their knack for throwing a ball really fast. They all go back to America for baseball training, where the Indians find themselves as fish out of water, not knowing either the game or the strange American culture. As time goes by, they learn what they need to know, and return the favour by teaching the sports agent what he really needs to know... and giving him something that he didn't even realise he was missing.

124 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Biographical, Drama, Sports.

Showtimes

It
It's just not cricket!

Credits

Cast
Jon Hamm, Pitobash, Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal, Aasif Mandvi, Darshan Jariwala
Director
Craig Gillespie
ScreenplayThomas McCarthy
MusicA.R. Rahman
CinematographyGyula Pados
EditingTatiana S. Riegel
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2014
Produced byWalt Disney Pictures, Mayhem Pictures, Roth Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreSports
LanguageVery low impact, infrequent, almost insignificant
NudityNone
SexLow impact, infrequent, brief scenes of affection
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for mild language and some suggestive content
Runtime124
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
1
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
2
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
3
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
0
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
1
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
3

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
10 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
1
Sex
3
Language
2
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Geoffrey McNab quote iconDisney film not cricket but baseball
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconDisney se sport-resep sjarmant
10
Cape Times
Michael Rechtshaffen quote iconDisney hits a home run
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThe movie is typical live action Disney: family-friendly and simplistic with nothing controversial and an upbeat ending. It's a little old-fashioned. Unfortunately, it's also a little boring.
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconHamm, holding steady and true against a wash of cornball, makes Million Dollar Arm worth rooting for.
13
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconIt might not be a cinematic grand slam that would get spectators jumping up and down in delight, but it's clearly an outing that most everyone can immensely enjoy.
13
Metacritic.com
37 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
131 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconPleasant 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.
12
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconFeel-good sports dramedy is a fine pick for tweens.
10

What the People say

Internet
5909 Netizens quote iconAll I can say is that this film makes me proud to be an Indian!
15

Average .. 58%

12

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