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Jackie Robinson: Season One (2016)



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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The story of an athlete who fought a lifelong battle for the rights of African Americans.

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (9)

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.

April 11, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Familiarity makes the story no less gripping.

April 11, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

April 21, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Master documentarian Ken Burns is back on very familiar ground in his glowing two-part biographical portrait of legendary athlete-turned-activist Jackie Robinson.

April 11, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

April 11, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

April 11, 2016 | Full Review…

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