Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)

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In 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court debates the conscientious-objector status of boxer Muhammad Ali, who was stripped of his heavyweight title and banned from the sport for refusing to be drafted based on his religious opposition to the Vietnam War.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Shawn Slovo
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as Kevin Connolly

as John Harlan II

as Thurgood Marshall

as Harry Blackmun

as Warren E. Burger

as William O. Douglas

as Hugo Black

as Potter Stewart

as Bryon "Whizzer" Whit...

as William Brennan Jr.

as Covert Becker

as Sam Edelstein

as Ethel Harlan
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Critic Reviews for Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

All in all, it's a worthy subject to be sure. It just probably isn't the subject you might have expected.

Full Review… | October 4, 2013
USA Today
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Whether the film gets all the nuances right is hard for civilians to say. But round for round, the fight is surprisingly lively.

Full Review… | October 4, 2013
New York Daily News
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The actors make Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight seem better than it is, but the real Ali, with all his youth, vigor, bravado and passion, convinces us that he and his case deserved much better.

Full Review… | October 4, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's a Supreme Court movie that even the most fervent SCOTUS junkies might find underwhelming.

Full Review… | October 3, 2013
Washington Post
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Filled with interesting tidbits, director Stephen Frears' film never quite coalesces - floating like a butterfly, all right, but delivering so little sting as to barely leave a mark.

Full Review… | October 2, 2013
Variety
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A bland Benjamin Walker and a scowling Pablo Schreiber add little depth to their roles as mouthpieces for either side of history.

Full Review… | October 3, 2013
Bloomberg News

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