The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)

R   |    |  Biography, Drama, History


The Catcher Was a Spy (2018) Poster

A former major league baseball player, Moe Berg, goes undercover in World War II Europe for the Office of Strategic Services.


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20 November 2019 | jackfulton12
7
| Interesting but could have been better
This started out so strong. Based on a true story, I was so interested in how this Major League Baseball player who has to hide his from most people will navigate both his life as a spy during WWII as well as his personal life.... But it didn't go as deep as it could have. Maybe the casting of Paul Rudd was a little off too, but I think much of it is attributable to the script and directing. It felt like it stayed too surface level, and then when there were scenes of spy activity that could have been suspenseful, it was directed in a way to play for the joke or the levity of the scene.

If you're into WWII stories, historical biopics, etc. I think this is worth a watch, but I think it could have been better.

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Release Date:

22 June 2018

Language

English, German, Italian, Japanese, French, Hebrew


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Prague, Czech Republic

Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$114,771 24 June 2018

Gross USA:

$725,223

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$953,953

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