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Michael Mann

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About the Movie

Superstar Will Smith gives the performance of his career as boxing legend Muhammad Ali in a visually amazing epic drama from Academy Award® nominated director Michael Mann. Muhammad Ali thrilled the world with his ground-breaking boxing victories in the '60s and '70s. But the man behind the legend is grappling with a tumultuous romantic life, his deeply held religious beliefs and the pressures ofstaying on top. A quick-witted, winning personality and strong friendships with close associates, including renowned newscaster Howard Cosell (Golden Globe® nominee Jon Voight), help Ali "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee." But faced with a life-changing conflict outside of the ring, the famously opinionated boxer is forced to rely on the one person he knows the best: himself.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 151
  • Fresh: 101
  • Rotten: 50
  • Average Rating: 6.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: This could be the only movie we'll get on the fighter, and it's just not good enough. – Charles Taylor,, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: If Michael Mann's new biopic of Muhammad Ali is not right up there with the gold standard of boxing biographies, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro's Raging Bull, it misses by only a whisker. – Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Smith makes contact with enough of Ali's swagger, sweetness, wit, and pride to convince us that justice is being done to the boxing champion. – Jay Carr, Boston Globe, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: It captures the impact and the charisma. – Stephen Hunter, Washington Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Its The Greatest!

Will smith is at the top of his Game!Ali has a great screenplay and a fantastic cast But all of this would be null and void if it wasn't for the exceptional performance by Will smith.this movie takes us through just a chunk of Ali's life when his career was at his prime and quickly moves us to his greatest conquests like his stand against the vietnam war and his support against racism and religious politics.Ali is a Hero but a flawed one, and we continue to follow him as he learns from his mistakes all the while touching the lives of so many and KO'ing so many more.Its a Must see Film, a Highlite of Will Smiths Career and a Great Digital Transfer.

I Enjoyed it

i thought the movie was well done and dont think it got the credit it deserved. Will Smith did a good job and jon voight was also good. I give it 4/5 well done.


Muhammed Ali is one of the finest humans to have ever been born .. his legacy cant be recreated by anyone not even himself if he had a chance to it all over again from the start .. will smith did a great job in this movie truly outstanding stuff .. much respect to everyone who was a part of creating this movie!

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Special Interest
  • Released: 2002

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