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  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    WRONG FORMAT ADVERTISED

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    I was EXTREMELY UPSET that the format that was advertised and what was shipped were two different items. The advertised one in print and in image shows the bonus pack of blue ray dvd, dvd, and digital copy. What was mailed to me 2 times was the blue ray dvd only. Customer service was great in assisting me and the Manager at the Tukwila location was great in trying to get to the bottom of it. UNFORTUNATELY I was not able to get this movie in the format I wanted for my husband.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball by being the first black baseball player. He was not only the first, but he was quite good at it! If you look at a MLB team today, you may have trouble picturing a first black player, but at one time, there were no black players in MLB. As a pioneering representative of his race, he faced racism, but he overcame and made quite a name for himself while doing it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A very good historical sports movie.

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    The whole family can watch this movie. It show how things used to be in our country and some of the steps that were taken to help bring about change for the better. A great learning experience for younger people and a chance to talk about the right things to do and how to treat other with respect.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A Good Addition to Baseball Lore

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    42 is not the perfect movie from a baseball perspective -- there's not enough baseball in the movie. However, the movie relates the human backstory of one of the most important players in baseball history -- how Jackie Robinson integrated Major League Baseball in the face of intense abuse from ubiqiutous racism while maintaining his dignity and a Hall of Fame level of performance. The cast doesn't reach quite that level, but despite some melodramatic moments, the movie is worth seeing by all lovers of baseball.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    The movie 42 is a true story, people should really watch this movie I cried in this movie because of how they treated 42. But he was strong and because of how strong he felt about baseball he succeeded.and changed a lot other people. Now the number 42 the baseball honors 42 and they all wear is number. Please watch the movie you will cry too.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Go Jackie! Go!!!

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    When I was a kid Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey were history, I read about them in books. But my baseball heroes were Billy Williams and Fergie Jenkins, to me they were always just baseball players, their being black wasn't a factor in either my liking or disliking of them, and "42" brings home the truly heroic effort and forces Jackie Robinson had to overcome. "Sports movies" are best when they're a metaphor for other areas of our lives. "Field of Dreams" isn't really about baseball, "Rocky" isn't really about boxing, and "Hoosiers" really isn't about basketball. What those movies speak to are other forces in our lives that hopefully bring out the best in us, and while "42" isn't metaphorical it speaks directly to our views of race and racism. "42" takes place between 1946 and 1948 when Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) brought Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the Brooklyn Dodgers and integrated baseball. The plot is as simple as that, the story isn't. Robinson was virtually alone, Martin Luther King Jr was still a high school student, Rosa Parks hadn't yet refused to sit at the back of the bus (although Robinson had and was court-martialed for it in the military), those who believed in him were his wife Rachael (Nicole Beharie) and Rickey. Robinson didn't even have the backing of his teammates who started a petition refusing to play with Robinson, slowly Robinson won over their respect. The way Robinson won over their respect, besides being a great ballplayer was to smile while epithets and threats were hurled at him, to get back up after players on opposing teams purposefully injured him. Robinson is a man with a temper but he knows history is watching and whether the integration of baseball happens or not rests on how he acts, and in public he was a tower of strength and "42" is brave enough to show Robinson's private moment of doubt and wanting to strike back at his attackers. The cast and acting of "42" is superb, Chadwick Boseman resembles Robinson so much the only thing better would have been Robinson playing himself. Boseman exudes Robinson's strength smiling in the face of those who don't want him in baseball while showing the pain that lies just under Robinson's surface. Ford's Branch Rickey is a hero apart from the characters of overt action Ford has played in the past and Ford summon's Rickey's unshakeable faith in the integration of baseball because of his sense of what is right and his religious views make Rickey a pillar against which the waves of racism wash against and try to erode but ultimately fail. It may be to early in the year but this may be a Oscar worthy performance for Ford. Nicole Beharie as Rachel Robinson is Jackie's pillar of strength, it's a clichéd role but it is no way clichéd or rote acting, Beharie conveys the tender support Rachel Robinson did for Jackie and as she still does carrying on his legacy. Christopher Meloni is great as Dodgers manager Leo Durocher and he brings the menace and ultimate authority that Durocher had as a manager, it's a shame history took Durocher out of the game so early in Robinson's story Meloni steals the screen in his scenes. As Durocher's replacement Max Gail plays Burt Shooten, the position and character are place holders in history and the movie, but it's kind of cool to see Max Gail in a film. Today all sports and teams are integrated, all races participate in all sports, we don't even think of it as integration any more, it's just the fact that if you rise to a certain level of achievment you can play professional sports no matter your ethnic background or heritage. There are also reminders for us that "42" isn't dead history, throughout the movie we hear the rejoinder of "this isn't the America I know" echoes of which we've heard in our recent past. "42" even offers a choice, when the Dodgers play in Cincinnati we see a father and son in the stands, the father relating seeing his baseball hero Honus Wagner as a kid, a touching moment that has probably been repeated millions of times in the 100 year plus history of professional baseball. That is why "42" is a special movie that reminds of us a time that wasn't so long ago (well within the confines of a life time) and how we got to where we are, it's a history to remember and not let the forces of ignorance and hate take us backwards.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    I had originally viewed this movie on television some time ago. I was so very happy to find it on dvd at Best Buy. Now I can watch it over and over again. Jackie Robinson was probably the most exciting baseball player ever and did so much for the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Story for the ages

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    A sad reminder of the way it was and how far we still have to go. Great players show their fortitude in what they do on and off the field. Jackie Robinson should be considered a true American hero.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Endearing movie of a man destined for greatness

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    Jackie Robinson, is a individual that suffered immensely yet rose from the ashes of bigotry and hatred to become a civil rights leader and a historic MLB Champion. His struggles were many yet he never gave up even though he faced racism for most of his life. A true American hero! Great heartfelt movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Yes

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Enjoyed the movie so I bought it. Now I'm enjoying it at my leisure.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Tale of real life heroism.

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    42, written and directed by Brian Helgeland, is based on the real-life story of Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson, the first African-American baseball player to play in the major leagues. Robinson's story is well known to many, but to anyone who isn't, 42 (Robinson's number when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers) will serve to acquaint them with the man and his achievements against the backdrop of the times he lived through. The cast is excellent and give outstanding performances, particularly when recreating the feel of the times and the way it felt to watch Robinson play. The story begins in 1945, when Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey (a deftly turned performance by Harrison Ford) makes the decision that his team is going to be the first major league baseball team to recruit and field a black player. He takes his time, going over the various prospects with his staff, and finally settles on a short-stop currently playing for a black league team, the Kansas City Monarchs, Jackie Robinson (terrifically played by Chadwick Boseman). The film then follows Robinson's career, starting with his being signed to Rickey's minor-league Montreal Royals for the 1946 season, and then his move up to the big league Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. One of the best things about 42 is that it does show just how racially divided American was in the years following WWII and how openly hostile - and acted upon - the racism was in those days. This is absolutely vital to the film in order to show just how daring - and risky - Rickey's decision was, and how daunting the challenge was for Robinson to was to step up to the plate and face the hostility of not only the crowds but also that of his own teammates as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie Great Price

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I was in the store for service to my computer. My wife and I were looking around and say a great sale on movies. We purchased "42". Great movie and it played well.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Uplifting Story

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    Quite the story that will leave you cheering for more at the conclusion of this fine story.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Bought because it was cheap. Nice addition to my library

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Movie for High School Students

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Bought this to play for a multi-ethnic group of high school students on the bus to camp. Everyone watched the story of this brave man intently.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    42 in 1080p

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    It's 42in 1080p + Digital Copy. I actually still prefer 1080p over 4K, so this was the right choice for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome movie

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    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

    Awesome movie. My husband is a big sports fan and loves all movies with true stories.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A terrific story and a great movie.

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    The story of Jackie Robinson's selection by the Dodgers and Branch Rickey to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball. The movie is well written and well acted.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Based on a true story. Baseball at its best.

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Based on a true story about how the South and American family was not ready for integrated baseball.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I was an extra

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    It was a good movie. I was actually an extra when they shot at on of the oldest baseball stadium in the country still standing. Rockwood Field in Birmingham, Al. I will say you just don't know how long a movie takes until you are in one. That one scene where he is talking about the catcher having a rag arm. That was the scene I was in. I thought hey I am behind home plate and he is stealing home I may get to be in the movie.. Boy was I wrong and the backdrop was blurred out. Over 24 hours logged as an extra and about 10 of those were working on that scene and a few shots leading up to it. All in all it was a good experience and good movie too.

    I would recommend this to a friend