42 ★★★½

Can an old fashioned baseball biopic be successful in this day and age? You bet. And I predict Oscar in Harrison Ford's future (another lead that will likely be presented as supporting, and a truly wonderful depiction of a real person...perfect Oscar bait.) Maybe it's just because I'm old enough to recall the actual era of this film, and was a huge baseball fan as a youth; but this film nailed the feeling and reality of the time and the romance of baseball. Those aren't casual achievements.