Written December 29, 2014
42 took on the challenge of bringing Jackie Robinson's story to life with a relatively unknown actor. Chadwick Boseman's performance was phenomenal and the story telling was as well. They really captured in a stunning way what Jackie Robinson went through and the transformation of baseball one man at a time. The movie concentrated on the lead up and first year of his MLB career. However I think there is more story left to explore going to his second year and the rest of his life. I'm not sure if there has ever been a part two in a biography but maybe Warner Bros will consider it. This movie can serve as a teachable moment as well so take your older kids and afterwards open a conversation on its importance.
Written January 30, 2015
This is an excellent movie. The actors brought across the emotion and courage that the persons they portrayed must have experienced. It's a must see for everyone, because if it wasn't for people like Jackie Robinson the world would still be a horrific place for a lot of us.
Thank you Jackie Robinson
Written November 26, 2015
42 is a must see unless you don't have a way out of the cave. However, there was another man that went through the same abuse albeit 2 months later. Very seldom do I hear that another 2 men deserve our admiration. Bill Veck displayed the same courage as Mr. Rickey and Larry Doby was treated in a like manner as Jackie Robinson.
Not to take anything away from the Dodger organization, the Indian front office showed great courage also and in a city that ranked 2nd only to Detroit for its practice of defacto segregation, especially in housing.
Oh yes, I believe we were also the first organization to have a black man manage our ball team. Hopefully, baseball has reached the point that talent is the quality that reigns supreme when deciding who makes up a roster. Baseball should be proud that they were one of the leading institutions in rejecting the Ben Chapmans of the world and embracing the likes of Robinson, Reece, Rickey, Bill Veck and LARRY DOBY.
Written May 29, 2016
Great movie based on a true story. Harrison Ford was excellent in the role of the Branch Rickey. It was a change from all the syfy movies. A wonderful true life story that leaves you inspired at the end.
Written May 05, 2016
of all sports to watch and semi-follow, baseball is my number one. i wouldn't say i'm a HUGE FAN, or even a big fan, but i like it. i really enjoyed this movie. it was an amazing depiction of the struggles of the time, and had a genuine feel-good message. there were exciting and suspenseful moments, and the triumphs were great. i'd buy on DVD to watch again. also, aside from the @$$hole racial slurs every once in a while (and depending on your allowances for your children of course), safe to say pre-teens/teens and adults alike will enjoy.