DVD Review: Facing Ali

By Drum Digital
25 August 2010

Rating 4/5

Documentary. 2009. 97 min. with

Muhammad Ali and 10 of his opponents.

Director: pete mccormack. 13PGLV.

Ten fighters who traded blows with Ali during his phenomenal career pull no punches when they recount their experiences, both in and out of the ring, with boxing’s iconic hero. Most moving of the interviews, which are interspersed with footage of their fights, are with Big George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Larry Holmes, Ken Norton and Leon Spinks.

Their punch-drunk, slurred speech attests to a heavy toll taken in the ring but makes their memories real and poignant as they grudgingly admit Ali was right all along – he was the greatest.

Ali fans will love this knockout DVD.

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