The story of the legendary black athlete Jesse Owens, whose incredible perseverance led him to the Olympic games of 1936 in Nazi Berlin. Encountered on his path the obstacles and temptations — nothing compared to the Grand race, which was attended by the whole world. With bated breath, some hoped to win Jesse as a symbol of justice and dignity, while others longed for his destruction in the name of the triumph of ideology. After a few seconds, Jesse broke into history, leaving a bold challenge to Hitler.

  • Stephen Hopkins

Release Date: 2016-02-19
IMDb icon 7.1/10
  • Country: CA, FR, DE
  • Language: English | German
  • Budget: $30,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $25,070,261
Romy Elena
13 August 2016 | 12:33

The film is about the triumphant participation of the African-American athlete Jesse Owens in the most controversial Olympic games in history, held in 1936 in Nazi Germany.

The film is based first, on the segregation surrounding the athlete preparation for the Olympics, and then the hard choice you have to make Owens: to go or no Olympics a country where consider blacks, Jews, Gypsies and etc. second-class citizens.

In my opinion, it's biggest mistake of the film. It is foolish to reduce conflict on an international scale to the personal drama of the athlete. She looks convincing, because actually the athlete there is no choice. Would cost tell about how actually approached the preparation of the Olympics, about that seriously considered an alternative capital of the Olympic games and alternative games, participation in which is not would a deal conscience not allowed the Germans use the symbol of goodwill for Nazi propaganda. Would cost to show how easily the Nazis compelled the representatives of the IOC (not only a corrupt Builder of the billion), Germany — it is simply an earthly Paradise with a bad image. But still it would be necessary to mention that after the Second world war, the pre-Olympic set of actions the IOC the beginning of the 1930-ies was recognized as incorrect, and the international Olympic Committee made a public apology.

The storyline is about the similarity of the situation of non-Aryans in Germany and non-whites in the US, shows a very sluggish and uncertain. The film was just shout about this is a real, live conflict, which is so not enough film to be really interesting.

Of the brightest characters I want to mention Goebbels with absolutely rotten view (Barnaby Maturat — well done), and Leni Riefenstahl. Actress Caris van Houten managed to create a vivid image of a confident and independent woman-professional, which is not is compromise afraid to act upon its knows exactly what result she needed. Good contrast with a Patriarchal Patsy Ruth, wife of Jesse Owens.

"Willpower" — sturdy, but one-time film about sports the struggle with black segregation and denial of rights, who undertook to show the tragedy of an entire planet located in the step world war, but don't enough.

Ethelyn Erving
16 July 2016 | 06:46

The film is about the legendary black athlete Gerald Owens, who won 4 gold medals at the Olympics in Berlin in 1936. The film was very entertaining and dynamic. Few dramas can boast. So he made very simple and uncomplicated, to not cry will have exactly. Too little shows all the difficulties that passed D. Owens to get on the Olympics. The film is relevant and now, because after 70 years, the issues with racism in the United States remain open.

Special thanks have to say painters and decorators, who have taken me in 30 years. The special effects shown when necessary. It should be noted that this is the first dramatic work of comedian D. Sudeikis known for role in "We're the millers" and"horrible bosses". It work I would level with the game S. Carroll in"the Hunter on Fox".

Of the shortcomings can be noted indistinctly shown of Hitler, who said no. one word. The impression is that all in Germany, replied Goebbels. The picture shows that black in democratic America, life was not is better than the Jews in Nazi Germany, that I was very surprised.

Of course not enough detail for all questions, but but the sport remains on the first plan.

7 of 10

Alyss Uella
31 July 2016 | 11:43

In mid-July quietly passed in the cinemas are incredibly correct, interesting and RELEVANT film on the subject of Olympics, sports and a little policy based on real events of 1935-1936 years. Will power, or Race. About great black runner and the Olympics in Nazi Germany...

Will power — this is a very interesting biographical sports drama, but a bit unusual. Jesse Owens, the protagonist of the film — same talent running in the early 1900's, as Pele in football, for example. But his fate fell a particularly strong dramatic trials, as the characters in the film Eddie the eagle or same Pele, recently published in the screen. Here is so you just — the champion, the strongest of all, and all you were all perfect, if you lived 20-30th years of the XX century, when your skin color is decided by lot, and black athletes were second-class citizens. And now imagine that you got to the right place, all quickly proved that there's no one cooler than you, and you have to go to the Olympics to be held in Germany, 1936, on the eve of the Second World war. In Nazi Germany. Where course in the first place hate Jews, but and blacks for people do not think.

Here at this drama and built movie. How does it feel to be the best and prove it in the Olympic games in front of a Horde of a hundred thousand spectators, where sitting at the head of himself Hitler... And instead of Aryan athletes win in competitions maybe some strange Negro...

Film really very interesting, it has less drama than that same Pele, another idea than Eddie the eagle, but sports theme presented in a very interesting blend with politics and morality. And especially this movie could be interesting for a Russian audience. For Willpower addressed the moment when the US was almost ready to boycott the Olympic games in 1936 at the questions of ethics and morality, when he Jesse Owens was ready to go to the Olympics, learn the reasons why the result of his decision, he changed.

This film is a must to show view anyone who said, "Yes it would be better Russia withdrew from the Olympics Brazil go to even with protest".

Perfectly their roles the actors played Stefan James and Jason Sudeikis, watch their game is fun, but sometimes funny.

Total. Great sports drama, to unfortunately, just because your genre is not collected theaters almost nothing. Less than 6 million viewers in cinemas, less than 20 million of charges in the US, where the film came out in February... For such a successful, interesting and instructive of the film is negligible. Why not like the viewer is a film about sports on the overcoming of itself, and motivation? Sad that. A stupid trainings go, the money for this useless information pay. Sadness. The film Will Power you already do not found in theaters, take a look at leisure. Before the Olympics — the best film for any Russian.

Of 9 10

How much has Race made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $25,070,261.
How much did it cost to make Race?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $30,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Race?
This tv-show was directed by Stephen Hopkins.
What is the genre of Race?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Biography, Sport.
Who starred in Race?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree, Shanice Banton, Carice van Houten.
What is Race IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.1.
When was Race released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2016-02-19.