Friday, February 19, 2016

Releases February 19th 2016
2 hrs 14 mins
Rated PG-13


Director: Stephen Hopkins
Writer: Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse

Stephan James as Jesse Owens
Jason Sudeikis as Larry Snyder
Jeremy Irons as Avery Brundage
William Hurt as Jeremiah Mahoney
Carice van Houten as Leni Riefenstahl
Amanda Crew as Peggy
Jeremy Ferdman as Marty Glickman
Barnaby Metschurat as Joseph Goebbels
David Kross as Carl "Luz" Long
Glynn Turman as Harry Davis
Jonathan Aris as Arthur Lill
Tony Curran as Lawson Robertson
Nicholas Woodeson as Fred Rubien
Giacomo Gianniotti as Sam Stoller
Eli Goree as Dave Albritton
Anthony Sherwood as Rev. Ernest Hall
Jon McLaren as Trent
Tim McInnerny as General Charles
Vlasta Vrána as St. John
Adrian Zwicker as Adolf Hitler

Review by Anont C.

If there's one movie that would celebrate this month's Black History Month memorably, that movie would be The Race, as it depicts the life of the iconic athlete Olympic winner, Jesse Owens. Consider as one of the most iconic athlete, this movie delivers a great devotion to the African American community by giving us an inspirational story that would not just influence the viewers through the life and experiences of Jesse Owens, but the hard struggle that a minority athlete have to overcome and achieve to become the legend as we know today.

The movie starring Stephen James as Jesse Owens, along with Jason Sudeikis and Jeremy Irons. The casts of The Race delivers a great performances that captures the life of Jesse Owens in a biographical sports-movie, from both his athlete career and personal life. The great deal of the movie comes from the excellent performance from Stephen James, as he captures the spirit of Jesse Owens himself -- and delivered many great heart-warming moments. Together both Stephen James and Jason Sudekis, also demonstrates together a great on-screen dynamic with each other, as they both complement each other's performances and dialogues. Along with Jeremy Irons, this movie helps progress the narrative story on the 1936 Olympics game in Germany.

While the story may be about the 1936 Olympics game that Jesse Owens have trained and his performance at the game, the movie also shares a great deal on class segregation and the hard struggle that an African American culture had to endure, during that time. The movie itself, embraces us with the cultures' tolerance that happened during that period of time; along with the inspirational story from Jesse Owen's determination helps deliver a great story that would captures the heart of the audiences -- just like when Jesse Owens did at the game.

As mentioned, not only would this be a great inspirational movie to watch, but the perfect movie to watch as part of Black History month. The movie shows a great deal of influence that Jesse Owens have done for the African American culture, but also a feel-good experiences when watching this movie.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

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