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When We Were Kings Reviews

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Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Gast should have known Ali was the best thing he had going for him, but often it seems that the real fight in When We Were Kings is between Gast and his material.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 5/10

January 1, 2000
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

August 14, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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There is a palpable tension, as the two men step into the ring, that is not lessened because we know the outcome.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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You don't have to be a sports fan to enjoy this.... All you need is an appreciation of recent history and a desire to learn more about an event that had far more importance in the world's eyes than any other heavyweight bout in the history of boxing.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
James Rocchi
Netflix

A piece of history that touches and inspires.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 7, 2002
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Enormously entertaining.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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With the odds seemingly stacked against him, and surrounded by press, performers, crooks, and charlatans of every stripe, Ali triumphed, and he did so by staying true to his vision and trusting in his own talents.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Jimmy Chertkow
Film Threat

This is the real deal.

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

December 6, 2005
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 4/5

October 17, 2002
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
Dennis Schwartz
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Wonderful sports documentary covering the 1974 heavyweight championship fight in Zaire.

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

May 24, 2007
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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By the time the fighters enter that ring, the excitement factor is almost uncontrollable.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Mike Clark
USA Today
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Immeasurably enriched by extensive location footage shot by director Leon Gast 22 years ago.

| Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
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
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

September 7, 2011
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 5/5

September 5, 2003
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
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
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

| Original Score: 5/5

March 11, 2003

Houston Chronicle
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October 18, 2008
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