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When We Were Kings Reviews

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

September 7, 2011

Houston Chronicle
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October 18, 2008
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
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Enormously entertaining.

Full Review Source: Variety

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
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
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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By portraying the young Ali as hero -- and moving beyond the media image of the poetry-spouting peacock -- Gast reminds us that Ali didn't follow the path of earlier black superstars or earn his stripes by conforming to white society's expectations.

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

June 18, 2002
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
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
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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Anyone who sees it and still thinks that the sport is two guys beating each other up just ain't paying attention.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 1, 2000
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
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

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

October 25, 1996
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