I AM ALI (Film Theatrical Release USA 2014)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì


I Am Ali
works on an entirely different level than Will Smith’s 2001 Ali movie. I Am Ali rounds out Muhammad Ali’s story with a profound look at his familial relationships. The documentary becomes a winner from its opening scenes with a wonderful format that does not follow a bulleted, boring chronological storyline. Director Clare Lewins retells Ali’s story with freshness and skill.

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Storyline

This documentary details Muhammad Ali’s story through taped conversations and archival film footage with heavy focus on personal family relationships.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Clare Lewins for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers John Battsek and Simon Chinn for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Himself (Muhammad Ali Jr.), Herself (Hana Ali), Herself (Maryum Ali), Himself (Muhammad Ali), Himself (Rahman Ali), Himself (Jim Brown), and Himself (Carl Fischer).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film has emotional depth accompanied with unanticipated glimpses into Muhammad Ali’s tremendous desire to succeed.

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