Muhammad Ali (2021) TV Mini-Series poster and book cover compared.

Muhammad Ali

Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon, 2021

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Ali: A Life
Jonathan Eig, 2017

Muhammad Ali is a documentary directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon in 2021 and based on the book Ali: A Life by Jonathan Eig, first published in 2017. The documentary features Gerald Early, Todd Boyd, Salim Muwakkil, Jerry Izenberg, Jonathan Eig, Walter Mosley, and others.

What users say

“The TV series is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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RATING

8.6

/ 10

TV Mini-Series Poster: Muhammad Ali (Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon, 2021)

8.8

/ 10

Book Cover: Ali: A Life (Jonathan Eig, 2017)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Ali: A Life, the 2017 book by Jonathan Eig.

Ali: A Life

Read by: Kevin R. Free

Storyline

A commanding presence both inside and outside the ring, Muhammad Ali, known for his candid and controversial nature, emerged as one of the most influential personalities and athletes of his era. In this four-part series by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon, Ali’s legend and legacy are extensively explored. Journalist insights, historical perspectives, and reflections from Ali’s family and confidantes, combined with archival footage, contribute to a compelling portrait of ‘The Greatest.’

Movie vs Book

Poster of Muhammad Ali, the 2021 TV series by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon

Year

2021

Minutes

445

Movie Rate

8.60

Source: IMDb

TV Mini-Series

Muhammad Ali

Country: USA

Year: 2021

Length: 7h25m

Cover of Ali: A Life, the 2017 book by Jonathan Eig

Year

2017

Pages

640

Book Rate

8.88

S: Goodreads

Book

Ali: A Life

Country: USA

First published in: 2017

Length: 640 pages

Genre: Biography

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Poster of Muhammad Ali, the 2021 TV series by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon

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TV series

IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of Muhammad Ali, the 2021 TV series by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon

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21% No

11 votes

3 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Ali: A Life, the 2017 book by Jonathan Eig

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33% No

8 votes

4 votes

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