James' Review of 42
The story is so potent, it's amazing that it wasn't turned into a film long ago by a director like Elia Kazan or Frank Capra. Seen today, "42" is hokey but so stirring for its depiction of race relations that it had me in tears! Oh, the costumes are too crisp, and this New Yorker knows that Brooklyn never looked that clean, but the achievement of getting the stories of Branch Rickey and Jack Robinson documented for a new generation is an accomplishment to cheer. Bravo!