Brad Pitt's movie Moneyball hits theaters on Friday, and critics are giving the movie good buzz.
Los Angeles Times movie critic Kenneth Turan praised Pitt's performance, as well as those of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jonah Hill.
Aside from Hoffman, he has an ideal foil in an unexpectedly dramatic Jonah Hill, who makes the perfect odd couple complement to Pitt's Beane as the awkward, pudgy Peter Brand, a computer geek who studied economics at Yale but eats baseball statistics for breakfast and ends up as Oakland's assistant general manager, Turan wrote.
Moneyball is one satisfying scene after another - smartly written, superbly acted, realized with an eye for telling detail, wrote Steven Rea of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Moneyball is as much about one man resisting groupthink, as much as it is a classic underdog saga, wrote Claudia Puig of USA Today.
Here are photos of Moneyball cast members.