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Was Will Smith credible as Muhammad Ali?

Haven’t watched it yet, but not sure I can buy him as Ali. He just comes across as Will Smith in all his roles.

by Anonymousreply 15November 30, 2023 11:20 AM

There was absolute murder in the ring. Murder.

by Anonymousreply 1November 19, 2023 8:24 PM

Gigantically undeserved Oscar nomination for that role. Film was a commercial flop.

by Anonymousreply 2November 19, 2023 8:25 PM

He's a terrible dramatic actor. He just flares his nostrils and makes a constipated look

by Anonymousreply 3November 19, 2023 8:30 PM

I believe he channeled Muhammad Ali's arrogance quite effectively indeed.

by Anonymousreply 4November 19, 2023 8:36 PM

Will Smith’s idea of dramatic acting is wearing a tight Afro wig.

by Anonymousreply 5November 20, 2023 1:08 AM


by Anonymousreply 6November 30, 2023 4:53 AM

It wasn’t a good movie. It was late 90’s Oscar bait which was all crap.

by Anonymousreply 7November 30, 2023 4:58 AM

All 7 of these comments were written by the same cunt. 😮

by Anonymousreply 8November 30, 2023 4:59 AM

I enjoyed a few scenes, but overall, the film was boring and too long. The film and Smith don't make viewers understand why he's a sports legend. I thought this guy talks too much in a cringey rhythm, shuns a great friend (Malcolm X), cheats on his wives, is a religious hypocrite, and surrounds himself with leeches.

by Anonymousreply 9November 30, 2023 5:24 AM

Well that's not true Teacake, r8, because I know I am R1 and R5. I don't know who the others are.

by Anonymousreply 10November 30, 2023 9:17 AM

Ali had so much charisma.

by Anonymousreply 11November 30, 2023 9:20 AM

Bad ears. Not convincing as anyone except Dumbo.

by Anonymousreply 12November 30, 2023 9:27 AM

The Big George Foreman movie was enjoyable and Sullivan Jones who played Muhammed Ali was sexy and convincing and actually made me see how charismatic Ali actually was.

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by Anonymousreply 13November 30, 2023 9:38 AM

Well you can see Ali himself in many tv appearances and few movies.

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by Anonymousreply 14November 30, 2023 9:51 AM

He was great in Halston on Netflix, R13.

by Anonymousreply 15November 30, 2023 11:20 AM
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