42 was an insightful look at what it means to be black

By tnaseely
Written April 14, 2013
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.
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A heart warmer

By paulaprek
Written August 01, 2014
In these days when it seems as though no one can get along...we need a movie like "42". Jackie Robinson was truly a gentleman and a hero, unlike any we see today. I laughed and cried!
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Great Movie!

By ginou
Written August 01, 2014
I didn't have any great expectations prior to seeing the movie, but I would definitely recommend this movie. Considering that we are in a society where athletes are placed on a pedestal, it was great to see that this was simply for the love of the game!!!
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42

By grandparents123
Written April 13, 2013
This was a well done movie. I saw an interview with Harrison Ford and he said it was good for kids too because they can read about discrimination in that time but when you see a movie - you feel the experience. I whole heartedly agree. The vision Branch Rickey had and helped change the world as we know it today. We live in California and what we experienced here is nothing like the way it was in the South. Jackie Robinson was an amazing talented man. Quite the story..... You won't be disappointed in the movie..... Deeply Inspirational The loud audience applause agreed
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Amazing

By missjyoung
Written September 20, 2013
This movie was amazing I loved it. Seriously like everything about it! Except that racism ever has to exist but yeah!
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