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6.9 out of 10

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Overall 3
3.0

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hoods_breath, FilmCrave
19 December 2014
  • Summary: As far as white-guilt movies go, this is one of the better ones.
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Overall 5
5.0

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Matthew Brady, 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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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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bigfoot6463, Metacritic
27 September 2013
  • Summary: This movie by far is the best movie I have ever seen this year and probably for the past few years. This should be an Oscar winning movie. Great acting all the way to the home plate. This is a must see movie. BTW, I'm a white male and very few movies bring me to tears but this one did more than once.
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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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Overall 9
9.0
Movie overall 8
8.0
Extras 5
5.0

Solid Baseball film.

Abdrewes, blu-ray.com
17 July 2013
  • Excerpt: The look: stunning really. The movie was shot digitally and the BluRay does a great job of representing the intended look. It is an absolute stunner The sound: the baseball scenes and period music just pop. You'll want to rewind each moment a baseball crackles against a bat. Wow, just wow!
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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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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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fantasy, Metacritic
28 April 2013
  • Summary: I grew up a Brooklyn Dodger fan. I saw Jackie Robinson play but had no idea about the trials and tribulations being the first black man in baseball. I just loved him as a ballplayer. I guess growing up in NYC, the melting pot of the world, we really didn't know about racism. As time went by I did come to understand the great sacrifices he made and the greatness of the man. He is so I grew up a Brooklyn Dodger fan.
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