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42 (2013)

42

Overview


Genre

Biography, Drama, Sport

Release Date

April 12, 2013

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

128 min.

Studio

Warner Bros. Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Brian Helgeland

Producer

Thomas Tull

Screenwriter

Brian Helgeland

Starring

Story


Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures are teaming up with director Brian Helgeland for "42," the powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. "42" will star Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford ("Witness") as the innovative Dodger's general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show, and Chadwick Boseman ("The Express") as Robinson, the heroic African American who was the first man to break the color line in the big leagues.

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Chadwick Boseman	 stars as Jackie Robinson in Warner Bros. Pictures' 42 (2013)
Harrison Ford stars as Branch Rickey and Chadwick Boseman stars as Jackie Robinson in Warner Bros. Pictures' 42 (2013)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..but his screen time is all too brief. What we're left with is good intentions but not a particularly good movie..”
by Connie Ogle [Miami Herald]
“..a relentlessly formulaic biopic that succeeds at transforming one of the most compelling sports narratives of the 20th century into a home run of hagiography..”
by Scott Foundas [Variety]
“..but it is useful for young viewers to have a look at the world their grandparents were born into, a world that is still frequently given, in movies and on television, a glow of nostalgic innocence..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]