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When We Were Kings Reviews

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Almost too concentrated on Ali, but the story plays well with an exhilarating pace and plenty of well-remembered expositional details.

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

May 30, 2014
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

September 7, 2011
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Gast never makes a mistake by turning the camera on Ali-he comes through like a champ

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B+

March 3, 2011
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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If anyone deserves an award, it is Ali; his charisma makes the film.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 4, 2008
Richard Luck
Film4

A film as deserving of respect as its subjects.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 5/5

August 4, 2008
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Wonderful sports documentary covering the 1974 heavyweight championship fight in Zaire.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A

May 24, 2007
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Enormously entertaining.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

The intersection of sports, politics and culture enlivens Leon Gast's entertaining documentary about the heavily promoted 1974 heavyweight championship bout between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 26, 2007
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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No comedian was ever funnier, no fighter ever faster than Muhammad Ali, who is caught at the top of his game in Leon Gast's valentine, When We Were Kings.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

March 26, 2007

Time Out
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A penetrating emotional analysis of the boxing which is nothing short of inspired.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Jimmy Chertkow
Film Threat

This is the real deal.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 6, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

August 14, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 4/5

June 19, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

This is a great documentary film and a must for fans of the sport and Ali.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: A

April 9, 2005
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

I pick it to win the Oscar for best documentary feature.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 25, 2004
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine

| Original Score: 4/5

November 20, 2003
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 5/5

September 5, 2003
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

| Original Score: 4/5

May 21, 2003
Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
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When Muhammad Ali achieved victory in Kinshasa on Oct. 30, 1974, he did far more than win a prize fight.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 20, 2003

Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 3/4

May 14, 2003

Houston Chronicle
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October 18, 2008
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