Sundance Film Festival
Muhammad Ali documentary 'I Am Ali' has its charms
Muhammad Ali documentary 'I Am Ali' has its charms

If anybody's story benefits from the occasional spirited retelling, it's that of boxer Muhammad Ali, perhaps the most sublimely fascinating and stirring athlete America has ever produced, already lionized in a number of movies. Brit Clare Lewins' documentary "I Am Ali" is one more yep-he-was-the-Greatest rundown, in which confidantes and loved ones, opponents and supporters, tell their favorite stories about his mesmerizing bouts, poetic taunts, high-wattage personality and principled fight not to go to Vietnam. Ali himself is absent, however, and the Parkinson's he's lived with for decades is barely explored. Lewins seems convinced, though, that as...