Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali
Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali (2021)

For three pivotal years, Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X forged a brotherhood that would not only change both men but change the world. Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali tells the extraordinary story behind the friendship -- and the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
DVD Release Date: September 9, 2021
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Carlos Aguilar

"Blood Brothers" is worthwhile for the introspective investigation of lives so often, in the public eye, devoid of the tangled humanity that all interpersonal relationships carry.

Zaki Hasan
San Francisco Chronicle

A broad overview of an interesting, unexplored time that, while feeling a bit cursory at times, still manages to engage in a worthwhile and compelling discussion about these two historical figure's intertwined legacies with several decades of hindsight.

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Eileen Jones
The Jacobin

When black-and-white photos of the pair grace the screen, it practically vibrates with energy.

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Lisa Kennedy

The result is thought-provoking, resonant, often touching.

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Ronda Racha Penrice

Powerfully illustrates the personal risks each man took in the service of freedom and equality for all Black people.

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Jane Freebury
The Canberra Times (Australia)

Fascinating to consider what might have been, yet this powerful doco throws more light on the political evolution of Muhammad Ali in his search for a mentor and role model

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Sheila O'Malley

[An] informative and engaging documentary.

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Lovia Gyarkye
Hollywood Reporter

Just as soon as it picks up and becomes interesting, Blood Brothers falls apart again, leaning into familiar platitudes.

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John McDonald
Australian Financial Review

One emerges from this engaging blend of interviews and archival footage, with the sense that the alliance between Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali was too dangerous to last.

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