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Ali Reviews

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March 25, 2011
You can almost see him thinking his way through his fights...
December 21, 2010
Brutal fight scenes and frank racial issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 14, 2006
The challenge of dramatizing the celeb's life is only partially met nby Mann in this flawed biopic that narrowly focuses one one decade (1964-74), while gliding over Ali's private life and negletcing crucial aspects of his turbulent yet fascinating life.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 25, 2004
Smith, who has a well-developed ego of his own, not only looks like the young Ali but also sounds like the brash Louisville Lip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 7, 2004
Smith's transformation is nothing less than astounding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 16, 2003
No matter how good Smith and the other actors are, they seem at times dwarfed by the movie itself.
February 8, 2003
Ali contains much information, lots of emotional depth, and a triumphant performance by Smith, but its dragging pace and tendency toward digression often seem to work against its good intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 23, 2003
Mann has emerged with only a few cuts and bruises, while Smith, to paraphrase his character, hasn't a mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2002
Michael Mann reminds us why Muhammad Ali was the greatest -- inside and outside the ring -- in 2001's best film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2002
Exhilarating, stylish, intelligent historical drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 3, 2002
The film gives Ali his due by refusing to idealize him or to gloss over his failings.
September 13, 2002
Michael Mann's Muhammad Ali film is not only a terrific biography of one of the 20th century's most important sports figures, it could well be the finest boxing movie ever made.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
August 30, 2002
Full of abstractions that are sometimes distractions... the film's structured schizophrenia, if occasionally wayward, still bears some undeniably tremendous fruit.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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