The Greatest (1977)

PG   |    |  Biography, Drama, Sport


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Muhammad Ali stars as himself in this dramatized version of his life story up to the late 1970s. It includes his Olympic triumphs as Cassius Clay, his conversion to Islam, his refusal of ... See full summary »


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9 September 2003 | Theo Robertson
5
| Fair Biopic
After seeing several disappointing biopics featuring Ali I have no fear in saying this is one of the better movies featuring the great man . The film is helped by a script that tells of young Clay`s struggle against prejudice and discrimanation without going overboard , and the script to its credit doesn`t concern itself with deep discussions of Ali`s psyche unlike a few movies I could mention , here the script just concentrates itself with hard facts . By a strange irony the film is less effective when Ali appears playing himself but that`s probably down to Ali having a bit too much fun reliving his past like turning up at Sonny Liston`s house at the dead of night to throw insults , but you can`t really blame Ali for enjoying himself , he was a remarkable man who had many remarkable moments in his life

You probably won`t learn anything new about Ali watching this film , but you can be certain that it`s all true

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