By Cynthia Fuchs
While the film reports events of Joe Louis' life, it doesn't shape them or trace specific themes. What does emerge in this bleak outline, however, is the sense that Louis was "betrayed" by a "nation."
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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.