I Am Ali – ★ ★ ★ ★ DVD Review
He floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee. He changed his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali and he shook up the world. He’s one of the most fascinating, interesting, captivating people on the planet. This was an excellent documentary, that spoke more about the person that Muhammad Ali was, and less about his boxing career. Through a series of old family recordings we get to see the private side of Ali, and his relationships with his children, his ex-wives, his friends, and the people who worked with him. I Am Ali gives an in depth perspective of what a truly great man he was, showing his highs and his lows and how he persevered, with out backing down or abandoning his beliefs.
If you enjoy or are at all interested in the man, I’d recommend watching it. I know documentaries are not for everyone, and biographical ones have an even narrower audience but I enjoyed it.
Bottom Line: great documentary about the man, not as much about the boxing. If you want the boxing, watch When We Were Kings, another excellent film.