Sunday, October 6, 2013
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight by Stephen Frears, 2013 (PG-13)
with Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black), Christopher Plummer (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Danny Glover, Benjamin Walker, Frank Langella (All Good Things, Superman Returns), Barry Levinson (Bandits, You Don't Know Jack), Ed Begley Jr., Bob Balaban (Deconstructing Harry), Muhammad Ali, Dana Ivey (Two Weeks Notice, Did You Hear About The Morgans?), Harris Yulin, Peter Gerety (The Legend of Bagger Vance), Fritz Weaver (The Thomas Crown Affair)
From the director of Dirty Pretty Things
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight looks at Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the U.S. judicial system right up to the highest court in the land.
If you forget that the main character of the movie is Muhammad Ali, the court room and the behind the scene is actually fascinating. The power held in the hands of few, as politics of that time is so intricate, it is fascinating. It gets technical, and it is from a high sphere that you never really see. It is interesting, the actors are all quite impressive... you just need to expect a legal and political game, more than an entertaining documentary about a celebrity.