42 Reviews

  • 42
    • Genre : Biography, Drama, Sport
    • Release Date : April 12, 2013
    • MPAA Rating : PG-13
    • Duration : 128
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Warner Bros. Pictures
    • Official Site : http://www.42movie.com/
    • Reviews Rate
      Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.

    • Readers Rate
      2 of 5
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  • 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 ]
  • it's a perfectly unexceptional but slickly made, sincerely acted, often entertaining, sometimes manipulative and always watchable blend of action
    3 of 4 by Rex Reed [New York Observer ]
  • 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
    3 of 5 by A.O. Scott [New York Times ]
  • but his screen time is all too brief. What we're left with is good intentions but not a particularly good movie
    2.5 of 4 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 ]
  • "42" is as much Rickey's story as Robinson's, and Harrison Ford gives his best performance
    3 of 4 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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