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      Citizen Ashe

      Released Dec 3, 2021 1 hr. 36 min. Documentary Biography TRAILER for Citizen Ashe: Trailer 1 List
      97% 32 Reviews Tomatometer 85% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Directors Rex Miller and Sam Pollard explore the enduring legacy of tennis great and humanitarian Arthur Ashe in a feature documentary as elegant, meaningful, and poignant as the life he lived. Ashe's widow, brother, friends from his childhood in Richmond to his Grand Slam tournament playing and coaching days, as well as confidantes that nurtured his personal evolution from sports legend to global activist, describe the key events that shaped Ashe's quiet determination to 'use what he had to do what he could.' Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Aug 22 Buy Now

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      If Citizen Ashe sometimes wavers toward hagiography, this warm tribute to an extraordinary life makes it easy to understand why.

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      dave d Arthur Ashe may be the hero America needs, but too few know how wonderful a human he was. We should be naming bridges after people like him not politicians! A fast-paced documentary on the life of the tennis great doesn't have anything bad to say about Ashe, but does touch on how he was viewed by some people in a negative light. Ashe was stoic and calculating and ended up being an advocate for all things right! Final Score: 9.3/10 Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent! Gave you the entire spectrum of his life. I learned a ton about him and his life. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/07/22 Full Review Audience Member This sports documentary was very good. The entire crew did a spectacular job in bringing the amazing story about tennis legend Arthur Ashe. It really shows the viewers everything about him and how he became not only a legend in the game of tennis, but a true role model to the community. If you haven't seen this documentary yet, check it out sometime. It's a definite must see even if you're not a tennis fan. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Ben Dowell Times (UK) Eye-opening... Jun 28, 2022 Full Review Tim Cogshell FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Dec 21, 2021 Full Review Simran Hans Observer (UK) This thoughtful documentary about Arthur Ashe, the first African American man to win Wimbledon in 1975, understands that representation is only one step towards equality. Rated: 4/5 Dec 12, 2021 Full Review Alison Rowat The Herald (Scotland) You can never have enough Storyville documentaries, and this look at the life of Arthur Ashe proved to be just the ticket. Jul 8, 2022 Full Review James Walton The Spectator If the result never entirely convinced us that its subject measures up to our exacting modern standards, it left us in no doubt that the reverence was justified. Jun 30, 2022 Full Review Erik Childress Movie Madness Podcast A necessary documentation of a life perhaps remembered for tennis first and his tragic end second. Ashe's rise to activism and how to cautiously react to the McEnroes of the world deserves a higher ranking. Rated: 3/4 Apr 12, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Directors Rex Miller and Sam Pollard explore the enduring legacy of tennis great and humanitarian Arthur Ashe in a feature documentary as elegant, meaningful, and poignant as the life he lived. Ashe's widow, brother, friends from his childhood in Richmond to his Grand Slam tournament playing and coaching days, as well as confidantes that nurtured his personal evolution from sports legend to global activist, describe the key events that shaped Ashe's quiet determination to 'use what he had to do what he could.'
      Director
      Rex Miller, Samuel D. Pollard
      Executive Producer
      David Acker, William Ackman, David Barden, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Nina Fialkow, David Fialkow, Patty Quillin, Rick Rosenthal, Regina K. Scully
      Distributor
      Magnolia Pictures
      Production Co
      HBO Max, Dogwoof Pictures, Rexpix Media, CNN Films, Stick Figure Productions, Artemis Rising Foundation, Get Lifted Film Company
      Genre
      Documentary, Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 3, 2021, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 3, 2021
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