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Race makes no effort to explain how Owens (James) became a sprint great - it's simply a given.

This biopic won't be breaking any records

As an in-depth exploration of Jesse Owens and his times, Race is an also-ran.
Mar 4, 2016 5:50 AM

IT'S been 80 years since Jesse Owens single-handedly destroyed the myth of Aryan supremacy at the Berlin Olympics by winning four gold medals. Beyond those athletic achievements his legacy is somewhat more complicated but Race sidesteps those issues, painting Owens only in broad strokes, winning

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