Race Reviews

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October 17, 2019
The story itself so deserves to be told and seen, that transgressions by director Stephen Hopkins and writers Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel can nearly be forgiven.
October 16, 2019
From a historical standpoint, this film tells a great story. What happened to Jesse Owens has all the drama and emotion you could ever want. But it doesn't deliver the emotional punch of a Rocky.
August 27, 2019
With the Screenwriters attempt to capture everything and please all parties, the film ends up being superficial, especially in the basics of the film: Its main character. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 15, 2019
Overall, it's an inspiring story that's pretty well told.
April 5, 2019
If anything, "Race" is a bit too long for a film of its nature and it could have included more of Owens' personal life, but the anchoring coach/athlete relationship and the performances by James, Sudeikis, and the great supporting cast ground the film.
February 20, 2019
While it is a bit uneven in spots, the overall effect is an engaging, compelling story that certainly warrants telling to a new generation.
August 27, 2018
an amazing story
March 21, 2018
Race feels like a lustrous after-school special, suffering from an uninspired treatment that favours a cozy, glossy look over gritty authenticity.
January 10, 2018
Missing completely in the picture is an examination of the commitment and the determination that made Owens such an extraordinary athlete. We learn nothing about his inner essence; all we learn about him is that he can run faster than anyone else.
December 4, 2017
It may be overwritten and a rocky ride with very little visual flair from its director, but drawing attention to Jesse Owens is only a good thing. Besides, you also get to watch Hitler act a sore loser
November 7, 2017
While Sudeikis and James comprise the athletics angle of the film, Irons owns the behind-the-scenes part that deals with the bureaucracy. Ultimately though, what comes clearly through is that this is a really inspirational story.
October 31, 2017
Watching an underdog win International sprints in sepia tone is reminiscent of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. But this movie has much more emotional depth and deftness than the Indian biopic. If you enjoy films and sports, this is a must watch.
October 23, 2017
What really impressed me was the screenplay from British husband-and-wife team Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, which is clear, well structured and keeps the truly shocking revelations coming right to the end.
September 20, 2017
As a rags-to-riches tale set against a fascinating historic backdrop, Race is a joy from start to finish.
September 15, 2017
What we get, in the end, is more of the same.
September 15, 2017
If, however, you are not well acquainted with the story of Jesse Owens, and it is a story that can withstand even a mediocre telling, you should see this film.
April 12, 2017
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.
March 21, 2017
The film is woefully disjointed, frustratingly removed from its lead character, and overly sanitized.
December 12, 2016
Given all its volatile and exhilarating ingredients, it's disappointing that Race doesn't have greater impact.
November 8, 2016
ace is a history lesson, personal profile and a crowd pleaser.
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