Million Dollar Arm vs. Moneyball

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I enjoyed Million Dollar Arm, but it feels similar to some other Disney sports movies. I mean not that you don't know how Moneyball ends if you follow baseball, but somehow Moneyball feels less emotionally exploitative.

Yes, Million Dollar Arm is very formulaic. It bored me, and rare is the baseball flick that can actually bore me. Moneyball, meanwhile, is my favorite sports movie of all time. It's smart, insightful, and it doesn't talk down to its audience. This is no contest...

Million Dollar Arm has the right amount of Disney cheese. Sometimes you need smultz. I liked it!