A biopic before biopics were all the rage. It really doesn't do the story of Jack Johnson justice. If you want that, watch "Unforgivable Blackness" -- but you can really say that about most biopics: The documentary is almost always better. But that aside, as a hollywood-ized biopic, it seemed to really capture the basically essence of Jack Johnson through a tremendous performance by James Earl Jones. I enjoyed his portrayal of Johnson and I think, based on what I've read, he did a nice job of bringing him to life (again, the hollywood-ized version). Overall, it's a solid movie and worth checking out, but for me, I always prefer reality rather than hollywood.