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When We Were Kings Reviews

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June 28, 2016
Thrilling boxing docu covers race, politics; some profanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 9, 2016
A film that answers why Ali's death is so significant. [Full review in Spanish]
May 30, 2014
Almost too concentrated on Ali, but the story plays well with an exhilarating pace and plenty of well-remembered expositional details.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 3, 2011
Gast never makes a mistake by turning the camera on Ali-he comes through like a champ
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 4, 2008
If anyone deserves an award, it is Ali; his charisma makes the film.
August 4, 2008
A film as deserving of respect as its subjects.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 24, 2007
Wonderful sports documentary covering the 1974 heavyweight championship fight in Zaire.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 26, 2007
Enormously entertaining.
March 26, 2007
The intersection of sports, politics and culture enlivens Leon Gast's entertaining documentary about the heavily promoted 1974 heavyweight championship bout between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 26, 2007
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.
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January 26, 2006
A penetrating emotional analysis of the boxing which is nothing short of inspired.
December 6, 2005
This is the real deal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 9, 2005
This is a great documentary film and a must for fans of the sport and Ali.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 25, 2004
I pick it to win the Oscar for best documentary feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 20, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
September 5, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 21, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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