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

By tnaseely
Written April 18, 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.
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By Arnoldm
Written July 03, 2015
This movie chronicles a truly critical time in the civil rights era. In a way, it was the first breakthrough for African-Americans in a part of society that was ultra racist. All children, probably 8 and over should see this movie.
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By hockey1icemom
Written April 19, 2013
This is a must see movie. If you have kids that are into sports or any activity that they are committed they need to see how to overcome and prevail through all difficult situations.
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Excellent movie

By laura383
Written January 26, 2015
Moving, heart warming and fun, this was a movie that will become an instant classic. Harrison Ford was just terrific, and all the actors were well cast.
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By jazzoh1028
Written March 03, 2015
This movie is soooo great. this movie took us on a journey. not jst with the facts about jack robs life but an emotional journey. You were Happy when he was, seemingly defeated when he was and successful when he was! This movie was wonderful i wanna see it AGAINNN
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