Overall an interesting, well acted movie that illuminates the terrible trials* Mr. Robinson was put through in order to play baseball. Harrison Ford manages not to be annoying.** I felt like it could have been 20 minutes shorter.
Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home.
*One of the terrible trials involved the Phillies’s manager repeatedly saying horribly racist things as Jackie Robinson was at bat. I recognized the actor, but couldn’t place him. It turned out to be Alan Tudyk, who I most identify as Wash in the tragically cancelled Serenity series.
**This movie is packed with where-have-I-seen-that-guy? white men. Some of which include the guy who played Billy Riggins on Friday Night Lights (Derek Phillips) and the not-Paul-Walker guy from Fast & Furious Tokyo Drift (Lucas Black)
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2013/forty_two.html