Track and field sports drama based on the true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary African-American athlete who competed against a growing Nazi Germany in the 1936 Olympics while fending off his own country’s racial intolerance. Stars Stephan James (Selma), Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses), and Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons.

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  • Race is at its best when it fills in the corners of a story we only thought we knew. Full Review

  • Owens’ triumph is long overdue for big-screen treatment, and director Stephen Hopkins delivers stirring moments amid the tension-free stretches... Full Review

  • Stephen Hopkins’ film offers a safe, middlebrow slice of history that beats a snoozy lecture any day. Full Review

  • The simplistic approach means that the film might work best for family audiences as an entry-level introduction to the history of racial politics. Full Review

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