Synopsis: Major League baseball player Moe Berg lives a double life as a spy for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II.
Main Feature: I enjoy a good historical movie, especially when about WWII or spies. And who can pass up a good cast. Hence, when I saw the trailer and read the background about the true story of Moe Berg in "The Catcher Was A Spy," I was instantly intrigued. However, the follow through is not exactly a home run. Sure, Paul Rudd is an interesting choice to play Berg, given his penchant for comedy. He does get to tap into his dramatic roots from The Shape of Things and Cider House Rules to be the lead of a capable ensemble cast (Jeff Daniels, Guy Pierce and Paul Giamatti, to name a few). He's quite good as Berg. He's got a deft ability to portray the quiet type, almost incognito. It is the end result that does not meld well. Direction and script are the key factors, nothing as outstanding and fantastic as Berg's story very much.
Special Features: The lone special feature is a small batch of Deleted Scenes.
Final Call: Despite a quality roster, "The Catcher Was A Spy" fails to deliver a walk-off winner.