• Tyson (2009)

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Release Date: April 24th, 2009

DVD Release Date: August 18th, 2009

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.

Director: James Toback

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Wild Bunch, Defiance Entertainment

Keywords: Rise, Emotional, 1990s, 1980s, Engaging, Prison, Growing up, Fall, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan 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
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    It's a sympathetic portrait of a complex man driven by an anger that still bubbles beneath the surface. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A documentary with no pretense of objectivity. Here is Mike Tyson's story in his own words, and it is surprisingly persuasive. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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