Written August 03, 2015
The actors all did a superb job in this movie. It shows the deap hatred and prejudice that was prevailant amongst most white people in this country with seemingly deeper resentment in the south. It shows the courage that Jackie Robinson had to have to be the first "man of color" playing in Major League Baseball... but not just baseball he was the first black man to play in any major league sport. It's too bad he isn't spoken of more often because, he like many other unknown heroes of that day endured just as much hatred and biggotry as MLK Jr. or Rosa Parks. This movie was very well written and is suitable for anyone who wants to see but a small piece of what is was like to be a black person after slavery was abolished. A sad reminder that we did, and in some cases still do, have a long way to go.
42 has to be the best movie I have seen in ages. Congratulations to Brian Helgeland for an excellent documentary.
Written August 31, 2015
Excellent film! I cried through the entire movie. Learning about what Jackie Robinson did not just for Baseball but for this country should be required history for every elementary school child in the United States. God Bless Jackie and Rachel, who by the way is 92 years young!
Written May 04, 2015
42 was a very good, well acted film. Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford I thought were both excellent, more so Boseman because he's an unknown and I would expect a great performance from Ford. The only complaint I have about the movie is it's a little slow moving. I took my 11 yr old daughter because she was dying to see it and she really enjoyed it, and think it was good for her to see how terrible racism was and how amazing a person Jackie Robinson was to overcome it.
Written April 25, 2015
I loved this film. The acting was superb. I cried during this movie and became angry, too. This movie is for all ages. Jackie Robinson was a great leader......and a great player of America's favorite pastime.
Written July 31, 2015
The best baseball movie I have seen to date. I can assure you, you will come out of that theater with a whole not outlook on the game, not because its about one of the best players of the game but because of the history of the game itself. I think it should get best picture and Harrison Ford should get Best Supporting Actor, hands down.
I was a little disappointed at the amount it brought in but at least it was No. 1 this weekend and it beat out that worthless Scary Movie 5.