Million Dollar Arm | May 16, 2014 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

Palo Alto Weekly

- May 16, 2014

Million Dollar Arm

(3 stars) Whether playing an advertising executive on television's "Mad Men" or a struggling sports agent in this Disney film, Jon Hamm doesn't need any help with pitching. With suave confidence, he throws marketable, high-concept ideas right into the strike zone. Hamm has what it takes. And director Craig Gillespie ("Lars and the Real Girl" and "Fright Night") knows star talent when he sees it, delivering close-up after close-up of the actor who makes every moment seem authentic. After more than 15 years working primarily in television, Hamm is ready for the big-screen league.

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