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42

Jackie Robinson (played by Chadwick Boseman) was the first colored baseball player to sign with a white team. Named after his jersey number, 42 follows the true story of this history making athlete. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 129
Theater Release: 12 Apr 2013
Video Release: 16 Jul 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is 42 Rated PG-13?


Violence: Black characters are bullied and discriminated against throughout the film. A man is intentionally hit in the head with a baseball bat and slashed on the leg with cleats. Characters receive threatening letters and hate mail. A group of men’s verbal argument escalates into pushing and shoving.

Sexual Content: A couple, engaged in an adulterous relationship, is shown in bed together. A man makes crude and offensive comments about sexual activity to another character. Brief kissing and embracing are portrayed along with brief and mild sexual references.

Language: The script includes numerous racial slurs in a historical setting, as well as some scatological slang, terms of deity and mild and moderate profanities.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A character is frequently shown smoking a cigar. A man holds a pipe in his hand. Several secondary characters are shown with alcohol.

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