FRI­DAY ALI

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

8.30PM, SBS ★★★

The movie bi­og­ra­phy of boxer Muham­mad Ali may float like a but­ter­fly but it doesn’t quite sting like a bee. Will Smith’s Os­carnom­i­nated per­for­mance in the ti­tle role is un­de­ni­ably bril­liant, chan­nelling both the beloved icon’s swag­ger and sen­si­tiv­ity in equal parts, but the fo­cus on a mere 10 years from Ali’s re­mark­able life is too nar­row. The fight scenes are great, though – on par with Rag­ing Bull.

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