Given Helgeland's rep as a screenwriter (including an Oscar for 1997's L.A. Confidential), it rankles that 42 settles for the official story. The private Robinson, who died of a heart attack at 53 in 1972, stays private. We stay on the outside looking in. Let it be. show more
A superior sports movie, dealing honestly with a great American story. show more
It takes a particularly ham-fisted filmmaker to transform a fascinating and historically significant story into something as formulaic as 42. show more
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