One Night in Miami pulls off the difficult act of balancing all four legendary personalities.
Though, if we are being totally honest, Eli Goree’s exquisite Cassius Clay owns the evening, followed very closely by Kingsley Ben-Adir’s conflicted Malcolm X. Part of that is because the wish that Brother Malcolm has for his talented friend, Cassius, bolsters the biggest conversations to be had in One Night in Miami. At the start of this story, Clay has not fully embraced the Nation of Islam, and has not declared himself to be Muhammad Ali. That groundbreaking decision feeds into the largest theme of One Night in Miami: What are influential people doing with their influence to make the world a better place?