November 21, 1997 at 05:00 AM EST

Prefontaine

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
performer
Jared Leto, Breckin Meyer
director
Steve James

In the first of two planned biopics of ’70s track star Steve Prefontaine, the director and the producer of the acclaimed basketball film Hoop Dreams have pretended to make a documentary, throwing in lots and lots of talking heads spouting tributes and expository dialogue. But no matter how much we’re told that Pre was admirable, it’s hard to care: Jared Leto’s Pre just seems distant and driven. Though in his short life — he died in a car wreck at age 24 — Pre broke numerous records, Prefontaine won’t break your heart. C-

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