The Jackie Robinson Story
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)

Despite its lack of production values and box-office "names," The Jackie Robinson Story is one of the best and most convincing baseball biopics ever filmed. Brooklyn Dodgers second baseman Jackie Robinson plays himself, and quite… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 6, 2001
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TIME Magazine

The best thing about the movie is Jackie Robinson himself, playing the title role. Burdened with some lines and situations that would weigh heavily on a professional actor, he gives a remarkably natural performance.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Movie's main asset is that Robinson plays himself.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Here the simple story of Mr. Robinson's trail-blazing career is re-enacted with manifest fidelity and conspicuous dramatic restraint. And Mr. Robinson displays a calm assurance and composure that might be envied by many a Hollywood star.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of the most sincere sports biopics.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Though [Robinson] was a better infielder than he was an actor, anyone who loves baseball will be intrigued by the story of the determined man who broke the color barrier in the major leagues.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Lackluster production but great central baseball hero.

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