Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures are teaming up with director Brian Helgeland for "42," the powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. "42" will star Academy Award(R) nominee Harrison Ford ("Witness") as the innovative Dodger's general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show, and Chadwick Boseman ("The Express") as Robinson, the heroic African American who was the first man to break the color line in the big leagues.
"This is a competent but mostly unexceptional film about a most extraordinary man."
Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com - April 12, 2013
The filmmaking is TV-movie-of-the-week dull and Robinson's ordeal is hammered home to the exclusion of virtually everything else in his life.
Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor - April 12, 2013
"A kind and decent film, though it doesn't add to Robinson's legacy."
Laremy Legel, Film.com - April 12, 2013
[Boseman] captures, in a clenched jaw or a sidelong glance, a lifetime's worth of dearly attained dignity and barely contained rage.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger - April 12, 2013
|Domestic Gross (U.S.) (% Share)||$95.02 Million (100%)|
|+||Overseas Gross (Foreign) (% Share)||Not Yet Available|
|=||Total Worldwide Gross||$95.02 Million (100%)|
Data as of 07/25/13 6:30 PM GMT
Studios get on average 55 percent share of the total gross.View Full Box Office Analysis & Reports for 42