**½/**** Image A+ Sound A+
starring Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles
screenplay by Stephen J. Rivele & Christopher Wilkinson and Eric Roth & Michael Mann
directed by Michael Mann
by Walter Chaw The craft of Ali is every bit as dazzling as we've come to expect from its director, Michael Mann; the film is a loving coronation of fighter Muhammad Ali's myth. But at the same time, Ali is too dependent on our familiarity with its subject's life, and spends altogether too much time in slow-motion reveries of choice bouts public and personal. Reminding at times of Martin Scorsese's rapturous Kundun, the film falls far short of that razor-fine, impressionistic masterwork by aspiring to be all things to all people (docudrama, tribute, demystification)--an impulse never indulged by "The Greatest" himself.