A fascinating look into Ali vs Foreman bout in Zair, capitalizing on Ali's charisma and the overall craziness of the proceedings at the time. The movie does not limit itself by that though, as it touches upon racial politics, segregation, Vietnam war, underlining the transcendent impact of Ali. Probably one of the best documentaries ever made.
Muhammad Ali was much more than a boxer, or showman; he embodied the will, anger and hope of that generation. The title itself says it all. Ali fighting Foreman was a David and Goliath kind of duel, they were like titans, god among men, two exemplary black athletes in an epic battle that shows the change of consciousness for their people in that particular time.
Really depicts the fight as not only a monumental sporting event, but also a significant and definitive cultural event. Post-Watergate, in the dying days of Vietnam, Muhammed Ali stands tall as an American hero and icon. Compiled with the tense footage leading up to the fight and fantastic talking heads, the film is a triumph in historical documentary film making.
one of the greatest if not the greatest sports documentary i have ever seen. i just love the way George Plimpton and Norman Mailer just go on and on about how important this one sporting event is and how powerful Ali seemed. i really cant wait to see soul power( the companion film about the "Black Woodstock" music festival that coincided with the fight).