While Smith gets into Ali's head and under his skin, the movie around him has more footwork than punch. show more
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
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.