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Based on 40 Critics
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fan reviews ( 36 )
  • 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

  • What's been carefully filtered out of the film as a whole is the tumult and passion of Robinson's life. show more

  • 42 doesn't shirk from showing how daunting it was for Robinson to turn the other cheek, as Ford's Rickey tells him he must do, in the face of the insults and hostility. show more

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  • July 12, 2013 thehafts
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    spectacular movie. a must have

  • July 08, 2013 jacquejo
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  • July 04, 2013 mrgdwrench4111
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    This was a Great movie , 2 thumbs up . very good acting ! worth a viewing or remtal . Herison ford did an out standing job .

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