City of Ali (2021)
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The film is decidedly hagiographic but, in a time of heightened racial unrest, it's worth being reminded of the fighter Ali's origins.
Like many of the onscreen interviewees, I found myself tearing up several times, even when I knew the film was taking quick jabs at my tear ducts.
Muhammad Ali is probably already the most dramatized and documentarized athlete in film history, and "City of Ali" makes for an extremely lightweight addition to the former heavyweight champion's cinematic universe.
Louisville's adulation for their native son has been thoroughly documented by this soul-lifting film.
It really is quite moving. It's a little too long... but an interesting film altogether.
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