'42' is a dull treatment of Jackie Robinson's story
'42' emphasizes Robinson's ordeal in baseball to the exclusion of everything else in his life.
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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.
Grade: C- (Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including language.)