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The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)

A major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.

IMDB: 5.93 Likes

  • Genre: Biography | Drama
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 802.09M
  • Resolution: 1280*800 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 98
  • IMDB Rating: 5.9/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 5 / 69

The Synopsis for The Catcher Was a Spy (2018) 720p

A major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.

The Director and Players for The Catcher Was a Spy (2018) 720p

[Director]Ben Lewin
[Role:]Connie Nielsen
[Role:]Paul Rudd
[Role:]Mark Strong

The Reviews for The Catcher Was a Spy (2018) 720p

A good film that harkens back movies in the 60sReviewed bygrobertjonesVote: 6/10

This film centers on the life of Moe Berg (a Red Sox catcher) who volunteers as an OSS (now CIA) agent. His objective is to thwart the Nazi's from developing an atomic bond. It's a good film that will remind many viewers of movies from the 60s. There is no CGI, and you won't mistake it for an action thriller.

The movies is based on actual events and is primarily an character film with an outstanding cast...a movie unlike many produced today. It shows a world of spies that is less glamorous than Bond or similar films.

The Catcher Was a Spy probably won't appeal to a young audience. It is an adult film. If you enjoy films from the golden age of Hollywood, this is a film for you.

just a bit outsideReviewed byDavid FergusonVote: 6/10

Greetings again from the darkness. World War II. Baseball. Spies. A true story. Assemble all those pieces and you have Morris "Moe" Berg. Director Ben Lewin (THE SESSIONS, 2012) brings the fascinating story to the big screen with Robert Rodat's (Oscar nominated for SAVING PRIVATE RYAN) screenplay adapted from the 1994 biography "The Catcher was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg" written by Nicholas Dawidoff. This is neither your typical spy movie nor your typical baseball movie.

Background information is provided by pre-movie title cards: in 1938 German scientists split the atom for the first time, ushering in the nuclear age; renowned German physicist Werner Heisenberg (1932 Nobel Prize winner) was charged with building an atom bomb; the United States responded by sending a baseball player to assassinate him. It's 1944 Zurich and two men exchange uncomfortable glances across a dimly lit room.

We then flashback 8 years to see Moe Berg utilizing his gut instincts to survive as a veteran journeyman catcher for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. We later learn his sixth sense is not limited to the baseball diamond, and is used in situations much more important than whether a baserunner is stealing a base. Growing up Jewish, Berg had always been somewhat of an outsider, admitting, "I don't fit in." In baseball, they called him a walking enigma. Educated at Princeton, Columbia and Sorbonne in Paris, Berg spoke several languages, had a 'fake' wife, was a regular on quiz shows, and was constantly followed by insinuations of homosexuality ... though he only admitted to being good at keeping secrets.

Berg's is a truly fascinating story, but unfortunately Paul Rudd is a bit overmatched in the lead role. He just doesn't quite have the dramatic acting chops to convey the intellectual depth of the man. However, the rest of the cast is stellar: Paul Giamatti (as Samuel Goudsmit), Connie Nielsen, Mark Strong (Heisenberg), Sienna Miller, Hiroyuki Sanada, Guy Pearce, Jeff Daniels (as William J Donovan), Tom Wilkinson (as Paul Scherrer), Giancarlo Giannini (a 50+ year career), and Shea Whigham (as Joe Cronin). Many of these are little more than cameos, and the choppy feel of the film's flow prevents us from ever really connecting to characters.

An extended battle scene volleys from intense and well-filmed to slightly comical as Mr. Giamatti is forced to run and dodge bullets. The look, tone and color palette of the film is quite similar to Spielberg's BRIDGE OF SPIES (another true story), though this current one pales in comparison, as director Lewin presents it as a "will he won't he kill the guy?" scenario. Berg's story is likely more suited to documentary treatment, as his time with the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS, later the CIA), resulted in his being awarded the Medal of Freedom. Upon his death in 1972, Newsweek's headline read "3rd String Catcher, 1st String Spy".

A bit poor on action scenes.Reviewed byThe CouchpotatoesVote: 6/10

You always watch a movie based on a true story with different eyes because it balances more to non-fiction than fiction. In this case the movie is about the former baseball player Morris "Moe" Berg that gets the assignment to go kill Heisenberg, the famous nuclear scientist, and this during world war II. It's an interesting story about Moe Berg, on how smart he actually was. Smart and mysterious. But the movie itself lacks a bit of action, certainly as it takes place during the war. So to me it was a bit disappointing. The cast was good though, just too bad the action parts were not as good as the acting. But it's an okay movie to watch once I guess.

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