Ali Synopsis
Muhammad Ali (Will Smith) raises controversy outside the ring.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Ali is a bruiser, unwieldy in length and ambition. But Mann and Smith deliver this powerhouse with the urgency of a champ's left hook.
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
It's one of the most ambitious biographical films ever made in this country, and one of the most unusual, moving and exciting.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Ali, in short, is far from a seamless success, but it does get the big things right and it respects a subject who commands respect.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
While Smith gets into Ali's head and under his skin, the movie around him has more footwork than punch.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Connects so often and so persuasively that its shortcomings -- the movie goes slack from time to time -- really don't amount to much.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
For everything it gets right, Ali, following its superb first hour, begins to lose the vision, clarity, and structure necessary to bring...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
What keeps the movie from championship status is a sense that the filmmakers see Ali's social and political contributions as extra added...
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Ali is no disgrace, but it's not much of a performer, especially considering that it is one of the few hyped year-end releases that coulda...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It was against all odds that Michael Mann ("The Insider") would make a boring movie focusing on the most eventful decade in the life of the...
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Ali nails its subject's anger and courage, but not his lilt; his swaggering boasts but not his sly self-irony; his power but not his grace;...
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The People's Champ... What Should Have Been, What Could Have Been, But Wasn't.

By the_flick_reviewing_king
Michael Mann's 2001 film Ali follows closely on the life trials of Muhammad Ali portrayed by actor Will Smith the film is 2hrs and 38mins long. One issue with the film was that there was not enough...

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Rated R | For Some Sexuality, Language and Violence
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