42 Tuesday, 07 April 2020

42

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)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    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).

  • SEX/NUDITY:

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

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

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

  • LANGUAGE:

    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.

  • THEMES:

    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.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

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

  • CRITICS LIKE:

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

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Cautious, self-conscious.

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