The singular focus is not a fatal flaw. Not at all, really. It's merely a question haunting The Good Son even when its concentration steers the viewer away from it.
| Original Score: B
With commentary from Sugar Ray Leonard, Mickey Rourke, and others who witnessed the exceptional journey and career of Youngstown's finest, another powerful boxing story has been told.
| Original Score: 7/10
Don't miss "The Good Son."
| Original Score: B+
Superb documentary about the famed boxer haunted by an opponent's death in the ring three decades ago, and a heart-tugging reconciliation.
Mancini is a tremendously sympathetic figure, a hard-working man who became a fighter because he wanted to make things right, and still does.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Mancini himself comes across as quiet, modest and painfully honest - even as the sport his family has devoted itself to reveals itself, once again, over and over again, to be brutal, to be corrupt ...
| Original Score: 3/4
Connects on emotional levels in the telling of an up-from-nothing brawler whose colorful career climaxed in tragedy.
While Mr. Mancini mesmerizingly guides us to his present, Mr. Kriegel, friends like the actor Ed O'Neill and others advance the story of his past.
| Original Score: 5/5
As documentaries go, it's somewhat dull ...
| Original Score: 2/4
A powerful story of triumph and tragedy - and the infamous moment that encapsulated both - gets a stirring workout in [this] colorful, absorbing documentary ...
| Original Score: 4/5
A kind of second-rate TV movie for sports fanatics, replete with chintzy aesthetics and a score better suited to melodrama ...