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April 12, 2013
PG-13 , 2 hr 8 min
7,278 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: “42” tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball.
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New York Daily News
By Joe Neumaier
Boseman is watchful, winning and confident, but never saintly. Yet he keeps Robinson’s moral spine aligned with his skill and self-respect,...
By Owen Gleiberman
Helgeland works in what I think of as a conservative — or maybe it's just really, really basic — neoclassical Hollywood style, spelling...
By Laremy Legel
A kind and decent film, but doesn't add to Robinson's legacy.
By Steven Rea
42 doesn't shirk from showing how daunting it was for Robinson to turn the other cheek, as Ford's Rickey tells him he must do, in the face...
San Francisco Chronicle
By Mick LaSalle
A superior sports movie, dealing honestly with a great American story.
42 is competent, occasionally rousing and historically respectful — but it rarely rises above standard, old-fashioned biography fare. It’s...
By Bob Mondello
A profile in real-life courage that would be stronger as a movie if it weren't quite so intent on underlining teachable moments.
By Peter Travers
Given Helgeland's rep as a screenwriter (including an Oscar for 1997's L.A. Confidential), it rankles that 42 settles for the official...
By Ty Burr
The ambitious new biopic about Robinson, is better written and produced than those children’s books, but it isn’t any deeper, and that’s a...
By Claudia Puig
It takes a particularly ham-fisted filmmaker to transform a fascinating and historically significant story into something as formulaic as...
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Rated PG-13 | For Thematic elements, including language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 11+
Inspiring Jackie Robinson biopic has great messages.
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