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42

Overview


Genre :

Biography, Drama, Sport

Release Date :

April 12, 2013

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Brian Helgeland

Starring :

Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Nicole Beharie, Ryan Merriman, Brad Beyer, Alan Tudyk, Toby Huss, T.R. Knight, John C. McGinley, Lucas Black

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

“..there's no problem, in principle, with a white filmmaker making a movie about a black cultural hero, or vice versa..”
by Dana Stevens [Slate]
3 of 4

“..it's a perfectly unexceptional but slickly made, sincerely acted, often entertaining, sometimes manipulative and always watchable blend of action..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
3 of 5

“..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]
2.5 of 4

“..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]
3 of 4

“.."42" is as much Rickey's story as Robinson's, and Harrison Ford gives his best performance..”
by Charlie McCollum [San Jose Mercury News]
Review rate : B
Reviewed by Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Kenneth Turan [Los Angeles Times]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
Reviewed by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]

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