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Muhammad Ali, the Greatest (1974)

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This portrait of former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali was actually shot over two periods, the first leading up to his two mid-1960s bouts with Sonny Liston, and the other focusing on his 1974 "Rumble in the Jungle" with George Foreman. Unfortunately, for a film about boxers and boxing, there is very little fight footage. Directed by William Klein.

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Critic Reviews for Muhammad Ali, the Greatest

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Has the advantage of immediacy.

August 23, 2003 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The material in Muhammad Ali has been enriched by time, but it leaves one yearning for a film that covers the entire Ali career in somewhat greater detail and depth than was ever, apparently, Mr. Klein's concern.

April 12, 2003 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Hardly definitive ... contains some invaluable puzzle pieces to one of the most enigmatic and complex sports figures of all time

May 22, 2010 | Rating: C | Full Review…

The three fights covered in this documentary are not pictured at all beyond a very few grainy stills.

December 11, 2008 | Full Review…

Quirky enough to blow smoke around most other boxing documentaries.

March 25, 2008 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Much better than the Oscar-winning When We Were Kings.

May 6, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/5

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