• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 5, 2013
  • Season #: 1
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  1. Oct 22, 2013
    8
    Fantastic acting by some great actors. This story kept me glued and did not come undone all the way thru. Even thou we knew the story, the outcome and the bones of it all, the actors all came thru with a great drama.
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65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Oct 7, 2013
    50
    It’s not boring, thanks to strong performances by Christopher Plummer as the ailing Justice John Marshall Harlan and Frank Langella as conservative Justice Warren E. Burger. But still, the loose script, by Shawn Slovo, doesn’t drive home the size and intensity of the moment.
  2. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Oct 7, 2013
    70
    Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, which is based on a book by Howard L. Bingham and Max Wallace, is best when it revels in the astonishing whiteness and occasionally ridiculous ways of yesterday’s high court.
  3. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Oct 7, 2013
    80
    The argument for overturning Ali's conviction has nothing to do with politics or personality. Instead, it had everything to do with the legal fine print, which makes the film's climax more muted than you might hope.... The cast, led by Plummer and Langella, is so fabulous you might find yourself wondering if it isn't time for a dramatic series revolving around this Supreme Court.