What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali

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What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali
What’s My Name Muhammad Ali.jpg
Directed byAntoine Fuqua
Produced byMaverick Carter
Maren Domzalski
Antoine Fuqua
Bill Gerber
Noor Haydar
LeBron James
Written bySteven Leckart
StarringMuhammad Ali
Narrated byLiev Schreiber

What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali is a 2019 documentary film, directed by Antoine Fuqua.[1]The film is produced by Maverick Carter, Maren Domzalski, Antoine Fuqua, Bill Gerber, Noor Haydar, and LeBron James under the banner of Sutter Road Picture Company and is distributed by HBO.[2]The film is based on life of Muhammad Ali.




Critical response[edit]

Caryn James of The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "With montages of Ali meeting the Pope and Nelson Mandela, and newspaper headlines about donations to help fight poverty in Africa, What's My Name is undeniably an exercise in image-burnishing (not that Ali’s already heroic image needs it). But this smartly crafted film holds you all the way."[3]Brian Tallerico of RogerEbert.com wrote, "[the film] offers something even for those of us who know a great deal about the legendary athlete and civil rights leader by doing something incredibly simple: letting Ali tell his own story."[4]Nick Schager of Variety wrote, "At almost three hours, “What’s My Name” never bogs down in repetitiveness or pedantry, instead operating almost as swiftly and forcefully as the icon himself. "[5]


  1. ^ Schager, Nick; Schager, Nick (2019-04-29). "Tribeca Film Review: 'What's My Name: Muhammad Ali'". Variety. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  2. ^ "What's My Name | Muhammad Ali | Watch the HBO Original Documentary". HBO. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  3. ^ "'What's My Name | Muhammad Ali': Film Review | Tribeca 2019". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  4. ^ Tallerico, Brian. "Tribeca 2019: What's My Name: Muhammad Ali, A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem | Festivals & Awards | Roger Ebert". www.rogerebert.com. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  5. ^ Schager, Nick; Schager, Nick (2019-04-29). "Tribeca Film Review: 'What's My Name: Muhammad Ali'". Variety. Retrieved 2019-04-29.

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