Critic Consensus: Jackie Robinson adds another strong entry to Ken Burns' remarkable filmography with a glowing two-hour portrait that draws additional power from its depiction of the baseball great's life off the field.
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Jackie Robinson connects all of these dots and gives a far fuller picture of the man than the pedestrian 2013 feature film 42 or 1950's The Jackie Robinson Story, in which Jackie played himself opposite Ruby Dee as Rachel.
A thoughtful documentary on the life and sports career of the talented and courageous African-American broke down the walls keeping blacks from playing Major League baseball.
Master documentarian Ken Burns is back on very familiar ground in his glowing two-part biographical portrait of legendary athlete-turned-activist Jackie Robinson.
Robinson lived a historic life. But the achievement of Jackie Robinson is that it shows us the man in full dimension, placing him in rich context.
From the first frame, it's clear that Jackie Robinson is a genuine labor of love. The warmly crafted two-part, four-hour PBS documentary from filmmaker Ken Burns positively glows with its admiration for the man and his accomplishments.
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