Film #359: FACING ALI
3 out of 5 stars
While this documentary is no WHEN WE WERE KINGS, it is a terrific document which focuses on Muhammed Ali and is told by those who stood toe to toe with him: his opponents. It also shows footage from most of Ali's great fights. I grew up during the time this was all happening and Ali is a big hero to me. As I watched FACING ALI, I was struck by the reverence the interviewees had for a man that, at one time, they wanted to destroy/beat. At one point, one of them says, "There is only one Ali" and I have to agree. He was a figure bigger than life and someone the likes of which we could use today. Good stuff this.