Thirty-Two year-old Muhammad Ali takes on what was at that time, one of the most powerful boxers in the history of the sport, in one last shot at greatness. Ali employs his "rope-a-dope" ... See full summary »
Ali's biggest match, his fight with the US government. A film about the politics and hubris surrounding the Vietnam War and the revenge exacted on America's greatest sportsman of the 20th century because he refused to fight in that war.
Ed Begley Jr.
eye opening insightful look at the life of Muhammad Ali(must see)
this is a fascinating,revealing and insightful look at Muhammad Ali and the impact he had in America.the movie is pretty comprehensive and in depth.it's also very heartbreaking.it chronicles his life as a young man just starting out as a boxer and up to his life in 2001.ther's no doubt he was brash and very confident in the ring.but he was also very savvy and a great showman.he very easily psyched out his opponents,giving them a handicap before the fight even began.he was also a great self promoter and extremely charismatic.he often boasted "I am the Greatest" and as a showman he had no equal.he also was a great fighter with super hand speed and lighting quick reflexes and amazing foot work.these skills diminished over time of course,(but his spirit never,and still hasn't, diminished)allowing his opponents to hit him much more often and Ali should have hung up the gloves long before he did.unfortunately the accumulation of bows to his head over the course of this career cause the brain affliction of Parkinson's syndrome,a common condition in boxers.but this movie is about more than a boxer.it's a bout a man who stood up for what he believed in,never wavering,and refusing to give into the racism of the time and the government's attempts to make him go abroad to fight in the Vietnam war against people he had no quarrel with in war he believed to be unjust.Ali was and still is an inspiration to his generation and beyond.one thin's for sure,there never was,nor will there ever be another like him.despite his affliction,he remains positive about life and is is mentally strong.love him or hate him,you can't deny the impact he has had.finally,i was sickened by how ignorant many of the white people of the time were and how evil they could be in their treatment of their fellow man because of something as stupid as having different skin.those people are also useless pieces of sh*t and don't deserve to live with real human beings.hopefully,they will all burn in hell forever.anyway,for me,"Muhammad Ali:Through the Eyes of the World" is a must see.i give it 10/10
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