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Year
2013
Runtime
128 min.
Director
Brian Helgeland
Genres
Drama, Biography, Sport
Rating *
7.5
Votes *
64,131
Checks
3,107
Favs
132
Dislikes
25
Favs/checks
4.2% (1:24)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. nymusix's avatar

    nymusix

    This is a very good sports movie about one of the most inspiring American stories of all time. It's by no means an amazing film, and at times is overly saccharine - and yet despite its flaws its a fun movie to watch, beautifully filmed, and it flies by - the two hours I spent watching the movie flew by. At times it dabbles in cliches and trite metaphors, but Harrison Ford's standout performance carries the film. Ultimately, all of the failings of the movie can't bring down a great tribute to a true American hero. 11 years 2 months ago
  2. rrashidov's avatar

    rrashidov

    I was expecting more from this movie. Anyway, Harrison Ford's performance was a very good one. 10 years 11 months ago
  3. frankqb's avatar

    frankqb

    Predictable to the letter but filled with a few quite remarkable performances, "42" is a sports biopic that never quite takes off though its actors do.

    The film does an admirable job of highlighting racism in Post-WWII America. It also doesn't particularly raise Robinson to the level of a saint either which is refreshing in a biopic. Finally, the way the film tells its story by using subtle jumps in time in overlapping scenes allows for a few neat surprises when characters show up in two scenes at the same time.

    Overall, "42" feels like a step above "Movie of the Week" in its plot, but is interesting in its execution.
    10 years 6 months ago
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