Written June 24, 2013
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Written April 28, 2017
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.
Written May 25, 2017
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 June 28, 2016
DEspite the language, we had a lot to talk about after the movie, not only about baseball but about the realities of life in America both then and now... The movie was beautiful! I really loved the baseball scenes and the story was really telling. The ending was a little over the top perhaps needing more build up to give it the flavor of "The Natural." But I still loved the movie and recommend it whole heartedly.
Written August 29, 2016
I'm slightly bias on this one because my daughter and I were extras in the film. Made my husband go see it and he never goes to a theater. He enjoyed it very much. Great story. Great acting. Not just for baseball fans. It was very interesting to see the film being made and then to see the final outcome. I was born in 1947 in the south, but seeing the film being made brought a lot of the segregation issues home to me.