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‘Moneyball’ Gets Mixed Reviews From Bloggers, Thumbs Up From Critic Peter Travers

The anticipation for ‘Moneyball' continues to build as more and more reviews pour in. The movie, set to release on Sept. 23rd, has recently started generating some Oscar hype as well.

ESPN's David Schoenfield provides a list containing a few ‘Moneyball' reviews and states that, "Almost everyone I've talked to who has seen the movie has given it a thumbs (up)." Rolling Stones critic Peter Travers thinks that ‘Moneyball' could contend for Oscars while Dodger Thoughts blogger David Weisman states, "The film puts forth this debate (of Billy Beane's revolutionary statistical methods) in a richly entertaining way, making it clear why it was such a big deal without overstating its legacy."

The ESPN article also includes a review from personal blogger Keith Law, who didn't like the movie. The movie's negative reviews, which claim that ‘Moneyball' doesn't capture the story of Beane or doesn't tell it well enough, have dampered the Oscar talk and will likely continue to do so until the movie is released worldwide.

In the meantime, ‘Moneyball' continues to play at the Toronto Film Festival. If the film can snag the People's Choice Award (the highest award at the Toronto Film Festival, given in previous years to ‘Slumdog Millionaire' and ‘The King's Speech') this Sunday, the real debate about the film's Oscar potential will begin.