This was so mediocre.


Yet another exercise in formulaic Oscar bait and looks like they bit. The KFC scene product placement was embarrassing. The main characters chemistry was okay but they didn't really have any script to work with.

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I wouldn't go in as hard as you did movienerd. I definitely think Mortensen and Ali are both excellent in this. But boy did it knock us on the head that the south was racist as hell, how many scenes of Ali been racially abused or turned away from somewhere. Do they need 5 or 6 scenes to tell us that. Also at 2hrs 10mins it was far too long, could have done with 25 mins cut out of it. I did like it dealt with Don Shirley sexuality and that Tony Lip was racist and filmmakers didn't cover it up.

Ali does deserve the award's he's getting but I wasn't blown away by this.

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