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Overall 9
8.6
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Extras 8
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42 (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
16 July 2013
Overall 8
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BluRay Authority
16 July 2013
  • Excerpt: There are things we all take for granted and I think one of the most obvious ones are professional athletes.  At any given point in time at any given time of day, it’s easy to find some sport that’s on TV.
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42 (Blu-ray)

upcomingdiscs.com
15 July 2013
  • Summary: Late in the game, Rickey tells Robinson about a white boy he saw emulating Jackie’s batting stance. It’s a sly point reminding the audience how Robinson’s influence far predated everyone trying to dunk like one Mike or moonwalk like another in the ‘80s.
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Overall 8
7.5

42

DVDizzy
15 July 2013
  • Conclusion: 42 is more or less what you expect it to be: a sharply-produced, widely appealing dramatization of Jackie Robinson's ever-inspirational story. At times, it relies too heavily on invention as it paints its characters in broad strokes.
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Overall 8
8.0

42

Slant Magazine
11 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Trying too hard when so little extra effort was necessary, 42 elevates the story of Jackie Robinson to that of cornball legend rather than just honoring his legitimately uplifting, heroic saga by telling it straight.
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42 (Blu-ray Review)

whysoblu.com
10 July 2013
  • Conclusion: Warner Bros delivers a pretty much flawless presentation of 42 .  The audio and video boast the highest quality.  Fans of the film will be very please and definitely must own it.
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Movie overall 9
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42 (2013)

blu-ray.com
9 July 2013
  • Conclusion: 42 captures the essence of what it took to break baseball's color barrier and also begin a shift towards broader racial equality and acceptance in the United States. While the film proves very well acted and technically faultless, it centers on the human emotion by downplaying any sort of cinematic...
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Overall 8
8.2
Movie overall 9
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Audio 9
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42 - Blu-ray review

moviemet.com
6 July 2013
  • Summary: “42” is the best sports film since “Moneyball.” It’s intriguing, entertaining and funny, all while dealing with a serious topic that won’t ever leave our consciousness.
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Overall 7
7.0

42

High-Def Digest
5 July 2013
  • Conclusion: '42' tells the story of Jackie Robinson in a way that is both entertaining and educational. Thanks to some wonderful cinematography and a handful of powerful performances, '42' has emerged as not only one of the better baseball movies ever made, but one of the best movies released so far in 2013.
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Overall 6
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42

Cinema Blend
12 April 2013
  • Excerpt: The Brooklyn Dodgers of the late ‘40s and early to mid ‘50s are arguably the most beloved and fondly remembered team in the history of baseball. Nicknamed the Bums, the club became the first to integrate in ’47 with the signing of Jackie Robinson and within just a few years, trotted out an eclectic...
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