Race

Race

Race

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.

2016Rating: PG, Violence, coarse language and sexual references135 minsCanada, France, Germany
DramaSportTrue Story & BiographyHistorical

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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

Time Out

Time Out

press

Race is the most timid, lackadaisical movie that could have been made out of potentially classic material.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

2.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Variety

Variety

press

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

Time Out

Time Out

press

Race is the most timid, lackadaisical movie that could have been made out of potentially classic material.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

2.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

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