Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
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Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
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 War.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"All in all, it's a worthy subject to be sure. It just probably isn't the subject you might have expected."
‑ Robert Bianco, USA Today
"It's a Supreme Court movie that even the most fervent SCOTUS junkies might find underwhelming."
‑ Hank Stuever, Washington Post
"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."
‑ Simon Gallagher, What Culture
"Whether the film gets all the nuances right is hard for civilians to say. But round for round, the fight is surprisingly lively."
‑ David Hinckley, New York Daily News
"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."
‑ Brian Lowry, Variety
"Frears's drama is harmless; it stings like a butterfly."
‑ Xan Brooks, Guardian
"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."
‑ David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
"A bland Benjamin Walker and a scowling Pablo Schreiber add little depth to their roles as mouthpieces for either side of history."
‑ Greg Evans, Bloomberg News
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