|Starring:||Mario Van Peebles, Mykelti Williamson, Jamie Foxx, Ron Silver, Jon Voight, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Run time:||2 hours 36 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 Jun 2002|
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Good Movie, Great ManBy David Levy from Totteridge, London , 27 Sep 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Given that the movie is called 'Ali', and that the cover features what appears to be Muhammad Ali boxing, you would be forgiven for thinking 'Ali' is a boxing movie. It is not.
To make a movie about a character as rich and as interesting as Muhammad Ali, and to make it purely about boxing is like making a movie about fruit, and concentrating (no pun intended) on Oranges.
Ali (the movie) is a character study. Like Malcolm X, The Doors, or any other recent biopic, it tries to give a rounded and balanced view of what was an extraordinary human being. This is not, repeat not, a sports movie. What it is, however, is a maticulously (sp?) constructed and executed film, about not only Muhammad Ali, but also the life and times in which he lived.
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Well acted entertaining historical snapshotBy a customer , 08 Sep 2013Good film, not just about the life of Ali but also a snapshot of the civil rights movement at the time. Very watchable. Good performances.
Floats like a butterfly...By ArrogantDuck (69 reviews) , 08 Aug 2013Incredibly long and doesn't really focus on the background of the world famous sports personality as I personally would've liked, instead it juxtaposes his most famous career moments with significant events in the civil rights movement. Will Smith actually does a great job with his performance as Cassius Clay/Muhammed Ali, but this movie could and should have been better. The re-enactment of the Rumble In The Jungle bout was incredibly well done, but the rest of the movie seemed to be style over substance.
true legendBy a customer , 23 Sep 2012being a fan of the legend that is ali i thought this film was ok but could have had a little bit more content about the champs life,having said that brilliant acting from will smith who really brings this film to life. would reccomend this film to all sports/ali fans
needs a punch to keep you awake!By chasckd (575 reviews) from Telford , 19 Aug 2011what can i say,boring...boring....boring.will smith was crap,the acting was wooden,the only good thing about this film was the end.oh, and did i mention about it being boring.....
worth seeing... That's about it.By CJandLucy (17 reviews) from Crawley , 28 Jul 2011great performance by will smith. A good insight into the life of Ali - but not as in depth as some would want to see.