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Lyn, Metacritic
6 February 2014
  • Summary: A straight-up biopic, but if you like baseball, you'll enjoy it. African-American ballplayers had some harrowing experiences in the early years, and the way Robinson (and others, such as Hank Aaron) coped with the pressure is very moving.
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Overall 5
5.0

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Matthew, FilmCrave
10 January 2014
  • Summary: I smell oscar this year.42. this movie has good acting/good story/and some parts that go slow a bit but that's it .
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BKM, Metacritic
9 October 2013
  • Summary: It's extremely difficult to put Jackie Robinson's legacy into its proper perspective and for the most part 42 doesn't really try. Instead it is content to be a glossy, feel good sports story. If you can accept that, you'll find the film to be a genuinely entertaining and well acted biopic that tells an important story albeit in a less than urgent manner.
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Overall 10
10

One of the best movies

rakuten
31 July 2013
  • Summary: This is based on the real-life story of Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson. Robinson's story is well known to many, but to anyone who isn't, 42 (Robinson's number when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers) will serve to acquaint them with the man and his achievements against the backdrop of the times he lived through. The cast is excellent & give outstanding performances, particularly when recreating the feel of the times & the way it felt to watch Robinson play.
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asdfen, Metacritic
8 July 2013
  • Summary: generic racism is bad message is broadcast for over two hours. The story is filled with fairytale characters. Everyone is either racist or a black person lover. The rest of the character traits disappear into the abyss. Due to this the character interaction is wooden. The hero himself is uninteresting as everything is handed to him by his white boss making his struggle moot. Nothing good in this movie other than excellent cast but it fails to save this picture.
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mau1133, Metacritic
3 June 2013
  • Summary: its an interesting drama about how people can the way things are. i really liked it, good actors and good storyline. it is incredible how things have changed in such a short period of time.
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Overall 5
5.0

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Freddie, FilmCrave
30 May 2013
  • Summary: The movie was likable and entertaining. But it didn't move me to tears.
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Overall 5
5.0

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Daniel Corleone, FilmCrave
30 May 2013
  • Excerpt: "I'm just a ball player...You're a hero." The plot revolves around the talented Jackie Robinson (Boseman) and compassionate Branch Rickey (Ford). Despite some historical inaccuracies and slow buildup of the story, the overall production was skillful. The performance of Harrison Ford was refreshing and Boseman provided authenticity. Cinematography and score matched well with the poignant scenes. Screenplay was powerful with lines: "This is a strange world now.
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NeverLift, Metacritic
18 May 2013
  • Summary: First: A great story, and told without sugar coating, and with simplicity. Harrison Ford imitated Branch Rickey perfectly; his makeup crew deserves an Oscar. I’m not sure that a perfect imitation is also fine acting, but it worked. My one problem with it was its pace. It often dragged and dragged, spending too much time and effort on simple matters.
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Thegodfatherson, Metacritic
16 May 2013
  • Summary: The Bottom Line A too self-consciously inspiring rendition of Jackie Robinson's genuinely inspiring accomplishment of breaking baseball's color barrier. Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford provide engaging performances as Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey in the Legendary/Warner Bros. drama about the man who broke MLB's color line.
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