At press time, Moneyball has a 94% rating on film review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. This means 94% of 128 available reviews have been positive, which is a notably high mark. For comparison, The King's Speech holds a 95% rating and Michael Lewis's other book-turned-film, The Blind Side, is at 66%. Roger Ebert gave Moneyball 4 stars out of 4. Peter Travers, 3.5 stars out of 4. The critics seem to love it.
Critical darlings don't always turn into box office successes. But the film has star power, a pair of Hall of Fame screenwriters and an aggressive marketing campaign on its side. It'll certainly receive my $10.50 this weekend. Are you going to see Moneyball? Respond to the poll question below.