Docudrama | English | 135 minutes
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 62%
- Metacritic Score: 56
- 75th Venice Film Festival, Winner, Golden Lion
- Ten Academy Award Nominations. Winner: Best Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón), Best Cinematographer (Alfonso Cuarón)
- Festivals: Venice, Telluride, Toronto, New York
Best Film of 2018: Time Magazine and The New York Film Critics Circle
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Though the film is due out in theaters this weekend, it’ll be a couple of years before RACE fully arrives in its most natural habitat: resource-starved high school history classrooms. The film competently recounts a fairly can’t-miss historical episode–Jesse Owens’ Nazi-defying triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.
RACE reminds us that long before television elevated black sports heroes into gods, there were athletes like Jesse Owens who paved the way.
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