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R| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson reflects on his tumultuous life both in and out of the ring. Filmmaker James Toback offers up a complex portrait of the man, as the two discuss Tyson's time in juvenile detention, his relationship with mentor Cus D'Amato, his boxing career, and the rape charge that landed him in prison.

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Director: James Toback

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Tyson (2009)

Release Date: April 24th, 2009|1 hr. 30 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    You won't know what hit you after watching Tyson. This power punch to the gut is one of the best movies of any kind this year. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Toback has found a documentary subject as tragic and ridiculous, as bizarre and driven, as the heroes of his other films. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    What's so affecting about him in the film, though, is that he doesn't seem monstrous at all. To the contrary, Iron Mike, having meted out epic suffering in the ring and other venues, seems to be a man who has suffered genuinely, even terribly, in the course of a life that he never believed would last 40 years. show more

  • May 10, 2009 franigirl
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    Great movie. Really nice arc of the story of his fighting career. Had all the poignancy of other fighter movies. Bonus, James Toback showed up at the showing i was at and did a Q and A. But the film itsef was really wonderful.

  • May 04, 2009 gr8moviediva
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    @ BIGFIGHTS, If you're suggesting that Don King had any kind of integrity, you're living a pipe dream. And has it ever occurred to you that maybe he didn't go all in-depth into his marriage to Robin Givens because he didn't want to slam the woman? And even if she said she was pregnant and wasn't, it wouldn't change the view that he was too young and immature to be a husband. And where are you getting all your facts from?????? You seem to have a vested interest in what he's talking about. Why is that? Are you one of those people?

  • May 01, 2009 desco95780
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    I really enjoyed this movie. You really get his side of the story about his upbringing, his relationship with Cus Dematto and all the way to the ear biting incident with Holyfield. A good documentary that really sucks you in.

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