42 Tuesday, 07 April 2020


Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Jackie Robinson scores a home run for civil rights.

  • Starring:

    Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Bharie, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Merriman, Lucas Black, Andre Holland, Alan Tudyk, Hamish Linklater, John C McGinley, TR Knight, James Pickens Jr

  • Directed by:

    Brian Helgeland

  • Running time:

    128 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    People smash things in anger. A man is hit in the head with a baseball. A player wearing spiked shoes treads on a baseman deliberately. Angered players shout and push one another on the field. A man is court-martialed in the Army (discussed). Yelling, arguing. Dangerous driving. Death threats (discussed). Fascist Germany (mentioned). Blood/gore: Bruising. Guts, vomit (mentioned). A man receives stitches to his leg (needle, thread, blood and wound seen).


    Kissing. Infidelity (discussed). Men are seen in the shower, wearing towels (genitals not shown).


    Alcohol (beer, spirits). Smoking (cigars, pipe).


    F-word, s-words, a-words, n-word, derogatory terms for African Americans and females, bastard. Racial and sexual taunts, insults. Cultural, racial, gender and sexual stereotyping. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene hand gesture.


    Baseball, racism, segregation, prejudice, discrimination, anger, marriage, family, competition, sport, MLB, petitioning, protest, teams, talent, criticism, injustice, respect, dignity, morality, biography, American history, career, success.


    A man is abandoned at birth by his father (mentioned). Donkey, flock of birds. Menstruation mentioned.


    Moving, honest depiction. Solid performances from a good cast. Glorifies a deserving sportsman. Old-style Hollywood production values.


    Cautious, self-conscious.

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