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Ali (2001)

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Starring (View all)
Will Smith Will Smith
Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali
Jamie Foxx Jamie Foxx
Drew 'Bundini' Brown
Jon Voight Jon Voight
Howard Cosell
Mario Van Peebles Mario Van Peebles
Malcolm X
Ron Silver Ron Silver
Angelo Dundee
Jeffrey Wright Jeffrey Wright
Howard Bingham


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Stephen J. Rivele Stephen J. Rivele
(screenplay)


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Ali

14 years, 11 months ago at Nov 5 7:55
2 votes
Will Smith turns in his oscar worthy performance, but was the story interesting enough to warrant that? I say no. I am not a big fan of biography movies as they really don't capture the interest that comes with good fiction. Typically they end up being "good movies" but will I ever remember them? No. It's like watching a movie in highschool history class, I'd rather be watching it than listening t... read more

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14 years, 6 months ago at Apr 14 7:03
2 votes
I honestly don't see what all the fuss was about with this movie. Yes Will Smith was pretty good acting wise but the way he talked annoyed me (I'm well aware he was playing the part of the real Ali as close as possible who, if he did originally talk like that, must of been so annoying.) and I found it difficult to get past that to actually pay attention to the movie. It also didn't help that I was... read more

A good movie

4 years, 9 months ago at Jan 19 12:57
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I already saw this movie (I think I even saw it in the movie theater when it was released) but, since it was such a long time ago, I thought I might as well check it out again. Well, there is no denying that it was a fascinating story dealing with one of the greatest athletes that ever lived but, to be honest, this movie turned out to be only decent, Iโ€™m afraid. At some point, Spike Lee was also... read more
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Description: Muhammad Ali from 1964 to 1974, told in three braided threads. The boxer: from becoming champion to regaining the championship. Religion and politics: Cassius Clay becomes a Black Muslim, truncates a friendship with Malcolm X, perhaps is Elijah Muhammad's pawn, refuses induction into the US military, and faces a five year prison sentence while his case goes to the Supreme Court. Family: he marries twice and by 1974 marriage two is strained, defends his white trainer, has a brother in Bundini Brown, and is wily with Howard Cosell. Throughout, Ali keeps his own counsel: in the ring, at the induction center when he won't step forwa ... (more)
Release date: 25 December 2001
UPC: 043396066892
Tags: Boxing (15), Biography (14), Drama (13), Sports (10), 2001 (10), Biopic (9), Racism (6), Based On A True Story (5), Historical (4), Sport (4), Based On Historical Events (3), 2000s (3), (3), Biographical (3), Social Strife (2), Box Office Flop (2), Comeback (2), Boxer (2), Autobiography (2), Friendship (2)
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