Ali ★★★½

The story of Muhammad Ali is one of legend and this movie tries to capture the innovator and master of trash talk. Ali had to back it all up, which he did, time and again. Will Smith, an actor I've not much cared for in many other films, does a good job here.

After seeing the underwhelming Gemini Man recently, I wanted to rewatch this film. Smith suspends my belief that he is Ali. A solid drama and boxing fan movie. It excels for me most when Ali spars with Howard Cosell and goes off camera to understand it was a genius acting job. It suffers from the biopic curse of a long and complicated life having to be told in two hours. A really good film, but not as amazing as Ali himself. Smith deserves accolades for doing what he could with the source material presented. Recommended.