Written August 21, 2014
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 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.
Written April 22, 2013
To tell the whole story of the life of Jackie Robinson would take many hours to do. The film 42 gives us a glimpse of his life. It is a film well done. It was humorous at times. sad, intense and heartwarming. Harrison Ford gives an Oscar worthy performance as Branch Rickey. The acting was solid all the way around. The film really captured the attitudes and events of that period in time. I really liked the film and I plan on seeing it again. It is a must see film for all of us.
Written April 15, 2013
This movie should be a "must see" for everyone as a history lesson of the life and times of the era. It's an excellent film with Harrison Ford in an Oscar winning performane as Jacki Robinson's manager Branch Rickey. I don't often want to see a new flick a second time, but this one is worth it. Again, I hope the majority of the population of the US see this movie to get some undertanding of what it was like for Robinson to endure the abuse and incredible intolerance that he did. And that he did it, not only as a great ball player, but also as a gentlemen. Go see it !
Written April 15, 2013
Did an amazing job of bringing to life one of the most historical and controversial times in our country. I can't say it's the best movie I've seen this year, only because of Zero Dark Thirty. But I definitely put 42 right up there with Lincoln, Argo, and Flight.