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Movie Review: 'Race'

The Jesse Owens biopic is way too-on-the-nose and entirely too long. Review by Matt Cummings From the moment that the Jesse Owens biopic/social message Race begins, it's clear where this one will go: racism is bad, so are Nazis, but here's a guy who will build bridges on his way to making history. And that's largely how it's played out, with such a lack of enthusiasm that it's not hard to imagine what it could have been with a bit more push. The fastest man on Earth Jesse Owens (Stephan James) is also one of its least appreciated. As 1930's America struggles with blatant racism, Owens and others are forced to suppress their talents while their families barely eek out an existence. Luckily, his enormous talent - speed - has brought him to Ohio State University and track coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis), who sees nearly unlimited potential in Owens. As his star begins to rise, the 1936 US Olympic Committee and its members Avery Brundage (Jeremy