I Am Ali Reviews

December 1, 2014
If I Am Ali is one of the less impressive documentaries about Muhammad Ali, that's mainly because of the exceptional standard of many of the films already made.
November 28, 2014
Lewins hardly re-invents the wheel with her dutiful documentary, but the opening dialogue - between Ali, and his young daughter, Maryum - does make you shiver.
November 28, 2014
The film has one piercing insight: when Ali was banned from boxing from 1967 to 1971, these were not wasted years.
October 12, 2014
It doesn't break any new ground, not does it claim to, but it's likable and reasonably thorough.
October 10, 2014
Unless you have an insatiable appetite for goo-goo father-daughter talks, the recordings are tedious.
October 9, 2014
It would be hard to watch the movie and not take something from it.
Top Critic
October 9, 2014
I Am Ali's contributions to the mountain of extant Ali scholarship are slight, but the privilege of eavesdropping on a man who inspired so many while he asks his little girl Maryum if she's yet determined her purpose on Earth is not.
October 9, 2014
"I Am Ali" merely reminds us of the boxer's appeal, without adding to our understanding.
October 9, 2014
A composite portrait of a complicated figure. ... Lewins' film is an affectionate series of memories, as recalled by Ali's family and associates.
October 8, 2014
"I Am Ali" goes the full 12 rounds with his complete biography.
October 7, 2014
Ultimately, this feels like a hagiographic official portrait that takes the sting out of the proverbial bee.
October 7, 2014
If you've been dying to hear the three-time heavyweight champion have endearingly mundane telephone conversations with his wife and kids, this is the documentary for you.