Facing Ali

Facing Ali

DVD - 2009
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Ten boxing champs pay tribute to Ali and discuss their encounters with him in and out of the ring.


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Aug 05, 2018

Good documentary about boxer Muhammad Ali. He really was a larger-than-life personality from his boxing success, to his religious conversion, he was THE GREATEST! As kids, we religiously watched Wide World of Sports (t.v. show) that must have been my exposure to Ali. I definitely remember the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ and the ‘Thrilla in Manila’ (and I don’t love boxing.) He really established a personality with the media and press unlike any other athlete of the day. This documentary does a good of covering his fights and has commentary from his former opponents; Frazier, Forman, Norton and Spinks. Truly, a unique and talented individual.

Sep 27, 2015

He's simply The Greatest! Such a touching film about Ali's life, his many achievements over his incredible career, and how he impacted the lives of the opponents he faced.

Sep 10, 2015

A well put together account of an icon and his challengers. I was impressed with the mental sharpness maintained by Chuvalo, Foreman, Holmes, and Terrell; after years of punishing blows, one would expect them to get 'punchy' (as others interviewed here, including Frazier, appeared to have signs of).

Mar 12, 2014

An outstanding documentary on the life and times of the greatest fighter of them all, told by some of those who fought Ali in the ring. The combination of archival footage and current day interviews is effective and compelling, showing us the personalities of the men, the toll the sport has had on them either physically or emotionally, and the respect they have for Ali and even each other. With time has come wisdom, and it comes across in their remarks. While Ali himself has been rendered silent by the ravages of illness, these men can still speak for him, and in a number of ways, they show humbleness and gratitude for the chance to be in the ring with him. Most of them are familiar, great boxers in their own right, with complicated lives and tragedies of their own. George Chuvalo, Ron Lyle, and George Foreman are particularly moving in their remarks. Even if you don't like boxing, this is a fascinating documentary.

Mar 09, 2014

this was really great. not what we expected as far as a story goes. Ali was bigger then life and gave us all joy while he was fighting. but then I like boxing as a sport. parts of history we tend to forget.

tmundy50 Jan 15, 2013

Excellent and ultimately quite sad. The film focuses on several top boxers of the '60s and '70s who fought Muhammed Ali in his prime and their memories of him. Many now show the physical and mental affects of their years fighting. The George Chauvalo segment was especially moving. Highly recommended.


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