Muhammad Ali found his match in When We Were Kings, the Oscar-winning documentary about his ”Rumble in the Jungle” with George Foreman in 1974. The film floated like a butterfly, stung like a bee, and renewed our awe for the fighter and the man. Now comes this six-tape, six-hour-plus series that goes the distance with the Greatest, from his first fight in Louisville with Ronie O’Keefe to his battle with Parkinson’s syndrome. Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story is what it says it is, a complete biography, that is occasionally plodding, rarely surprising, yet always relentless. In short, it’s a Joe Frazier of a documentary. B
Posted January 17 2015 — 10:36 AM EST
- Adrianne Palicki talks 'Agents of SHIELD' and Bobbi: 'a really interesting struggle for her'
- 'Justified': Jere Burns on Mikey's loyalty and THAT scene
- 'Being Mary Jane' director on portraying racism on TV
- 'Finding Carter' returns with its best hour yet
- 'Cougar Town' series finale: How the cul-de-sac crew said goodbye
- Casting Net: Hugh Jackman in 'Apostle Paul,' Stephen Amell in 'TMNT 2'
- Joni Mitchell hospitalized
- Woe-woe-woe: 23 signature sad songs of the past 20 years
- Jailbird watching: 13 memorable movie prisoners
- Will Ferrell's 15 greatest movie creations
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus in full bloom: New EW portraits
- 'Grey's Anatomy': 10 years, 20 defining moments
- Alicia, Nicki & Bey, Brooke Shields, Helen & Katie and More!