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February 07, 2010
just too many people are jealous of this blokes natural strength and talents...they'll prefer to make john terry or jordan saints rather. he's done much better than many looking back at his childhood. on the contrary, his doc is immensely inspiring. you can't talk about boxing without reference to tyson. end.
May 10, 2009
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
@ 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
May 01, 2009
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.
April 26, 2009
WOW! This movie just came out on Friday and I have seen it twice already. I was moved beyond belief. This film touched on every emotion possible. I cried, giggled, felt heartbroken and a huge feeling of relief all within an hour and 30 mins. This film was WELL put together and really shows the world that TYSON has changed and WILL make a come back. That come back will not be in the ring which is
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The New York Times
Mr. Toback's film, partly because it restricts itself to Mr. Tyson's point of view, offers a rare and vivid study in the complexity of a single suffering, raging soul. It is not an entirely trustworthy movie, but it does feel profoundly honest. Full Review
It's a movie that's thought-provoking without being intelligent and candid without being truthful. The same aesthetic choices that Toback seems convinced will set his documentary apart are also what diminishes its credibility. Full Review
Ultimately, this may be the closest we'll ever get to understanding how Mike feels about himself, and there's value in viewing that assessment. Full Review
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. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
The result is as gripping as a title fight and as mesmerizing as a conversation with a cobra. You may not be happy with everything said, but you will not be bored. Full Review