Muhammad Ali: The Greatest
Muhammad Ali: The Greatest (1974)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 8, 2005
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Has the advantage of immediacy.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

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

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The film's glories are in the details and its intimacy would be unimaginable in the rigidly spin-controlled atmosphere of 21st-century sports.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Quirky enough to blow smoke around most other boxing documentaries.

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Jamie Russell
BBC.com

Offers a rare glimpse of America's greatest fighter before he became a legend.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

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

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Rich Cline
Film Threat

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

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Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!

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