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      Race

      PG-13 Released Feb 19, 2016 2h 14m Biography History Drama TRAILER for Race: Trailer 1 List Race: Trailer 1 Race: Trailer 1 2:28 Race: Sneak Peek 1 Race: Sneak Peek 1 0:14 View more videos
      63% Tomatometer 160 Reviews 77% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings Young Jesse Owens (Stephan James) becomes a track and field sensation while attending the Ohio State University in the early 1930s. With guidance from coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis), Owens gains national recognition for breaking numerous records. After heated debates, the United States decides not to boycott the Olympics in Nazi Germany. Overcoming racism at home and abroad, Owens seizes the opportunity to show Berlin and the the world that he's the fastest man alive. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Race is nowhere near as thrillingly fleet or agile as its subject, but the story -- and a winning central performance from Stephan James -- are enough to carry it over the finish line.

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      Candice Frederick AWFJ.org Just when I was beginning to lose hope when it comes to Hollywood's disturbing penchant for seeing black characters as victims, Race comes along. Sep 29, 2021 Full Review Nell Minow AWFJ.org Race is a long overdue film about Jesse Owens with excellent performances and a thoughtful portrayal of documentarian/propagandist Leni Riefenstahl. Sep 29, 2021 Full Review Aramide Tinubu Shadow and Act Race isn't a bad film or biopic for that matter. It's beautifully shot, informative, and has some fantastic actors helming it. However, that's exactly what you'd expect. Apr 12, 2017 Full Review Anne Brodie AWFJ.org Race concerns Jesse Owens the barrier-breaking Olympian. An incredible story, well told. Sep 29, 2021 Full Review Leigh Paatsch Herald Sun (Australia) A quality sports biopic centred on the life, times and legacy of one of the greatest sprinters of all time, the legitimately legendary Jesse Owens. Rated: 3/5 Sep 10, 2021 Full Review David Walsh World Socialist Web Site A more profound and historically insightful film than Race would have found a truthful way to deal with the contradictions and concrete social obstacles that reality, not mythology, presents. Feb 12, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Dave C Loved it! Directed and acted brilliantly, with a strong script. Such a good story! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/29/24 Full Review Fernando A Just astonishing! Epic Film!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty good movie. Entertaining with broad strokes in writing, acting, and pacing. Worth watching: Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/22/23 Full Review Dudley M A wonderful movie about a wonderful person who lived wonderfully. i am grateful for having seen this movie and all the thinking that it should inspire in all of us to be better and kinder. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/25/23 Full Review Bob M Disappointed regarding historic accuracy of the film. The film depicted the Los Angeles Colosseum as the site of the 1935 NCAA Track & Field Championships when it actually took place at Edwards Field at the University of California, Berkeley. I know this because my father, who was in high school at the time, attended the meet and saw Jesse Owen's amazing performance. Go Bears!!!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/20/23 Full Review William C One of the best biopics I have seen in years!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Young Jesse Owens (Stephan James) becomes a track and field sensation while attending the Ohio State University in the early 1930s. With guidance from coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis), Owens gains national recognition for breaking numerous records. After heated debates, the United States decides not to boycott the Olympics in Nazi Germany. Overcoming racism at home and abroad, Owens seizes the opportunity to show Berlin and the the world that he's the fastest man alive.
      Director
      Stephen Hopkins
      Producer
      Jean-Charles Levy, Luc Dayan, Louis-Philippe Rochon, Dominique Séguin, Stephen Hopkins, Kate Garwood, Karsten Brünig, Nicolas Manuel
      Screenwriter
      Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse
      Distributor
      Focus Features
      Production Co
      Forecast Pictures, Trinity Race, Solofilms
      Rating
      PG-13 (Thematic Elements|Language)
      Genre
      Biography, History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 19, 2016, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 4, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $19.1M
      Runtime
      2h 14m
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