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The Trials Of Muhammad Ali Reviews

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Works better as a history of events than a biographical film about Ali.

Full Review Source: Nonfics | Original Score: 4/5

May 30, 2014
Ray Pride
Newcity

A rock-solid portrait of Ali's passions about faith and conscience, and a stirring case that his political legacy is more important, and will be more lasting, than his days in the boxing ring.

Full Review Source: Newcity

April 5, 2014
Tom Long
Detroit News
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As with the best stories, "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" puts one man's story within a greater context. This is Ali's story, but it's America's story, too. Here, it's well told.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B+

December 19, 2013
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Where it finds strength is in its exploration of Ali as a man and as a symbol.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 4/5

November 25, 2013
Peter Sobczynski
RogerEbert.com

The Trials of Muhammad Ali allows us a chance to see Muhammad Ali not as an icon but as a man willing to take a stand, even an unpopular one, for something that he believed in.

Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 11, 2013
Bruce Ingram
Chicago Sun-Times
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Conventional yet fascinating.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 8, 2013
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Ali's life has been recounted so many times that you'd think no one could come up with a fresh angle on it; documentary maker Bill Siegel succeeds, primarily by delving into the religious story, largely downplayed by the mainstream.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 7, 2013
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com

With athletes in 2013 giving in to everything around them, Ali's strength feels even more palpable. He truly was the greatest.

Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com | Original Score: 4.0/5.0

November 6, 2013
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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If you have fond memories of David Susskind's talk shows from the golden age of 1960s television, prepare to have them blasted away by this revealing documentary.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 31, 2013
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

As usual the most compelling voice is Ali's own.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

October 31, 2013
Jean Lowerison
ReviewExpress.com

Subject is Fascinating

Full Review Source: ReviewExpress.com | Original Score: 5/5

October 25, 2013
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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There is history as it's remembered, and then there's history as it happened. This documentary gives us the latter, and it's a true education.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

October 24, 2013
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

It's a captivating story and a sturdy, informative documentary, managing to find a fresh perspective of experience for one of the most famous men in the world.

Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com | Original Score: B+

October 19, 2013
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It's a deep dive into one of recent history's most fascinating notables.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

October 17, 2013
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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The archival footage in Bill Siegel's documentary "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" is wondrous. How could it not be, featuring the gentleman in the title.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

October 17, 2013
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

It feels much longer than its 90 minutes. If you're looking for an Ali documentary, go with the monumental "When We Were Kings."

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1/4

October 17, 2013
James Adams
Globe and Mail
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It effectively recalls what a divisive, often irritating, even hated figure Ali was back in the day, before his ascent to the realm of myth and near-sainthood.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 11, 2013
Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian

The emergent image is of a man who valued his convictions above all else, as tenacious and bold in his personal life as he was in the ring.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: 3/5

September 30, 2013
Wesley Morris
Grantland
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The film deploys the usual nonfiction arsenal of news footage, archival photographs, and interviews to bring home the strange electricity of these seven or so years.

Full Review Source: Grantland

September 30, 2013
David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The documentary The Trials of Muhammad Ali is an extraordinarily detailed and textured examination of the man, the time, and the societal forces involved.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 4/4

September 27, 2013
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