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

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1974
DVD Release Date: March 8, 2005
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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

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

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

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.

Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!

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