Thursday, April 11, 2013

'42' Review

For years, Spike Lee wanted to make a movie about Jackie Robinson. It didn't work out, but writer-director Brian Helgeland has now made 42, a disappointingly square inspirational sports movie. Unless, of course, there's more going on under the surface, which I explore a little in my Deadspin review. Also, one thing I wanted to add that I didn't have room for in my review: Nicole Beharie, who plays Robinson's wife, is just dynamite. She was great in Shame, and I hope I keep seeing her in more stuff.