• Ali (2001)


Release Date: December 25th, 2001

DVD Release Date: April 30th, 2002

R |2 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

With wit and athletic genius, with defiant rage and inner grace, Muhammad Ali forever changed the American landscape. Fighting all comers, Ali took on the law, conventions, the status quo and the war -- as well as the fists in front of him. Ali both ignited and mirrored the conflicts of his time and ours to become one of the most admired fighters in the world. Forget, now, what you thought you knew.

Cast: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright, Mykelti Williamson, Jada Pinkett Smith

Director: Michael Mann

Genres: Historical drama , Biography

Production Co: Picture Entertainment Corporation, Overbrook Entertainment, Forward Pass, Peters Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Initial Entertainment Group

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Friendship, Rise, Inspiring, Wife, Rivalry, Friend, 1970s, 1960s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    What keeps the movie from championship status is a sense that the filmmakers see Ali's social and political contributions as extra added attractions, ultimately less important than his greatness in the ring. show more

  • 88
    Michael SragowBaltimore Sun

    It's one of the most ambitious biographical films ever made in this country, and one of the most unusual, moving and exciting. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Ali nails its subject's anger and courage, but not his lilt; his swaggering boasts but not his sly self-irony; his power but not his grace; and his inner turmoil but not the outward joyousness that has made us come to love him.

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Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture