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’42’ Movie Review [VIDEO]

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The life story of Jackie Robinson while making history signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. The Brooklyn Dodgers a team where he started his career and finished his career.If I had one word to use of this amazing athelete it would be legendary. In a way it’s a sad story of how people are treated because of their race, yet very rewarding. If you give people a chance you might be amazed of their ability, regardless; what it is.

Many teams that play on April 15th will wear the number ’42’ in his honor. You could see hall of fame written all over him from day one.

The film stars Chadwick Boseman as Robinson, Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, Chridtopher Meloni as Leo Durocher. It’s rated PG-13 and runs 128 minutes.

You might find the film in some ways a little old fashioned but keep in mind the story line is from 1947.

Jackie Robinson pretty much kept a batting average of .311, he had 1.518 hits, 137 home runs, 734 RBI’s and 137 stolen bases, back in the 40’s those numbers were phenomenal.

I give the film a strong 3.5 out of five, after all it a sports movie and not everyone is into baseball but worth the see because of the story alone.

The film is playing at the Parkwood Cinemas, check you local listings for showtimes.

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