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Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936... View more >
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Mar 1, 2016
This movie provides a history lesson on Olympic racer Jesse Owens,(played by Stephan James) who started his career as a racer in Ohio and evanually will lead to the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Helping him along the way was his coach Larry Snyder played by Jason Sudeikis in a rare dramatic performance. his performance is proof that Sudelkis can play dramatic parts just as well as comic parts.Another good performance of note is Carrie Van Houton who played German director Levi rietensfahl who is responable for making some of the early Pro-Nazi movies. I saw some of the footage of her work while i was at college, and i found them very good. I like to way Jesse Owens handle himself as he deals with racism both in this country and Nazi Germany. "Race" may be a good movie, but "Race" could be the best that this movie has against the Oscar Controversy of lack of diversary. the only problem is the movie was release in February about 11 months before the announcement of next year's Oscar list. If that movie is push beck to say, fall it would have a better chance. Not that hastage #OscarSoWhite won't go away anytime soon.
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