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Race Jogs But It Gets There In The End!

RACE

For a movie about the then fastest man alive, Race certainly takes its time – the story of how Jesse Owens became the winner of four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics of 1936 makes up its more dawdling sections with unexpected (frequently truth is stranger than fiction) details and a strong performance by Stephan James.

While Owens’ story hits a lot of familiar sports movie beats, the moments of pure truth that require those beats overcome the movie’s moments of familiarity.

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