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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

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83

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

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  1. The stunning vitality and passion of this film arises not only from the high-voltage personalities involved (especially Ali and King) but from the way they galvanized political and ethnic pride among the people of the poor West African nation.
  2. Gast does a nice job of building the suspense leading up to the fight, fleshing out the story with some good color commentary by a handful of people (filmed by director Taylor Hackford, who wisely convinced Gast that these reminiscences and remarks would fill in some historical gaps).
  3. 75
    It is a new documentary of a past event, recapturing the electricity generated by Muhammad Ali in his prime.