Citizen Ashe

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    Tim GriersonScreen International
    This is a fitting tribute to a humble pioneer, chronicling his importance during his era and his lasting legacy in ours.
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    Gary M. KramerSalon.com
    As elegant and as agile as the tennis great it profiles.
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    Tambay ObensonindieWire
    It's a compelling life story of a man who refused to be bullied, eschewing use of his early celebrity as a tool in the thick of the civil rights struggle, only to eventually become a leader in the fight for racial justice and equality.
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    Stephen FarberHollywood Reporter
    Citizen Ashe honors a man who went through something of a learning curve while undergoing more than his share of triumph as well as tragedy.
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    Robert AbeleTheWrap
    Less a tennis documentary than about the evolution of a tennis star, a Black American who figured out how to engage with the world beyond established rules and white lines both literal and figurative.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    There's a lot more in-depth information on his Wikipedia page, frankly. Most CNN Films docs have a surface-skimming quality to them.
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    Raquel StecherQuelle Movies
    a thoroughly engrossing documentary
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    Christopher Llewellyn ReedHammer to Nail
    Miller and Pollard mix and match their archival footage and present-day interviews to produce a poignant, entertaining tale about a vital 20th-century figure.
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    Edwin ArnaudinAsheville Movies
    A standard biopic, elevated by the subject's magnetism and humanity.
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    Jeff YorkThe Establishing Shot
    There is gravitas in every minute...The film also goes a long way to restore Ashe to the conversation. He was a great athlete and citizen of the world, on and off the court, and every generation should be reminded of that.
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