42

42

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True story of American baseball legend Jackie Robinson who became the first black Major League Baseball player, debuting with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Robinson is played by Chadwick Boseman (The Express), with Harrison Ford as Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey - who ushered in the batter's career.

2013Rating: PG, Mild themes and coarse language128 minsUSA
DramaSportTrue Story & Biography

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42 | Reviews

81%196 reviews

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford cut through the artifice with engaging performances...

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We Got This Covered

We Got This Covered

A serviceable biopic that graces over the serious drama in exchange for a quick emotional reactions.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A well-told but square biopic doing justice to Jackie Robinson rather than exploring him.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

A gloriously sentimental, shamelessly enjoyable slice of apple pie...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Writer-director Brian Helgeland has given it a faultlessly sincere treatment...

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Financial Times

Financial Times

Its corny triumphalism is barely bearable.

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IGN

IGN

42 is a solid crowd-pleaser about courage, endurance, justice and tolerance, but also about love...

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Film School Rejects

Film School Rejects

The film certainly feels both well-meaning and well-intentioned, but 42 can't quite find a suitable tone or flow...

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Time Out

Time Out

The style of the film, lush and traditional, is nothing special, but the takeaway, a daily struggle for dignity, is impossibly moving.

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42 | Release Details

42 is available to stream in Australia now on Stan and Google Play and Apple TV and Prime Video Store and Paramount+.