Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)

In 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court debates the conscientious-objector status of boxer Muhammad Ali, who was stripped of his heavyweight title and banned from the sport for refusing to be drafted based on his religious opposition to the Vietnam… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Bianco
USA Today

All in all, it's a worthy subject to be sure. It just probably isn't the subject you might have expected.

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Hank Stuever
Washington Post

It's a Supreme Court movie that even the most fervent SCOTUS junkies might find underwhelming.

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Simon Gallagher
What Culture

All-in-all it's a strong, if unspectacular piece - an interesting, untold element to a very famous story that undoubtedly deserved to be told, and this feels like the most successful way to have played it.

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David Hinckley
New York Daily News

Whether the film gets all the nuances right is hard for civilians to say. But round for round, the fight is surprisingly lively.

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Brian Lowry
Variety

Filled with interesting tidbits, director Stephen Frears' film never quite coalesces - floating like a butterfly, all right, but delivering so little sting as to barely leave a mark.

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Xan Brooks
Guardian

Frears's drama is harmless; it stings like a butterfly.

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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

The actors make Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight seem better than it is, but the real Ali, with all his youth, vigor, bravado and passion, convinces us that he and his case deserved much better.

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Greg Evans
Bloomberg News

A bland Benjamin Walker and a scowling Pablo Schreiber add little depth to their roles as mouthpieces for either side of history.

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