ALI (2001)

We get into the ring with Blake Howard (One Heat Minute Productions) to discuss Michael Mann’s incredible biopic of Muhammad Ali. Despite being a major box office failure, we make the case for revisiting this stunning and complex portrayal of the greatest boxer as he transitions from brash fighter to heroic inspiration for a social movement. We explore how Michael Mann and his astounding cast and crew (including a career-defining performance by Will Smith) manage to simultaneously humanize and glorify Ali without glossing over the details of his complex life and relationships. Where does Ali rank on your list of all time biopics??

Free ain’t easy. Free is real. And real’s a motherfucker.



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