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Tyson Reviews

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June 14, 2016
Compelling as Iron Mike is to listen to, it's hard to fault the filmmaker for not wanting to interrupt him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 7, 2015
The greatest bout of Tyson's life was no singular opponent but him being an experimental pawn in the battle of nature versus nurture.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 22, 2013
Turns out Mike Tyson, lo and behold, isn't that interesting after all. He's an unreliable narrator, sure, but mostly he's just a grotesque cartoon of every athlete who never had to answer for anything as long as they were making other people money.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 26, 2011
Toback presumably wants us to see Tyson as a product of his times, but we can't really buy that.
August 9, 2010
Boxing fans will be thrilled by Toback's film, filled as it is with multi-camera angles and behind-the-scenes footage of some of the greatest fights in the sports history.
February 21, 2010
Whether or not the troubled Mike deserves our sympathy, is left up to the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 19, 2009
Toback's approach to Tyson pulls no punches. It is extraordinarily revealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 30, 2009
Utterly absorbing and fascinating, Tyson captivates viewers for its 90 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 29, 2009
Until I saw Tyson, I wouldn't have believed it possible to film a one-sided documentary that felt truthful and complete."
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 25, 2009
Tyson is indeed an intriguingly contradictory hulk, but he's far from the troubling Caliban Toback's own obsessions with athleticism and negritude make him out to be
August 21, 2009
Tyson's dissection of his own struggles makes the film hard to turn away from. In that respect, Tyson is a lot like a train wreck. In fact, Tyson's life is like a train wreck in a lot of ways.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 19, 2009
You certainly hope that the humility Mike Tyson is showing these days is genuine and not just an act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 9, 2009
Just relentless lisping monotonous speech that makes the prospect of entering the ring with Mike seem attractive if only because it will be over sooner.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 7, 2009
In the end this is an unflinching portrait of a man, honest and beguiling. It puts Tyson's sins into context, but never excuses him. In a way, it's also a very American story about success from nothing and the double-edged sword of money and fame.
August 7, 2009
There is something compelling about the way he presents his version of the stories and scandals that surround him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 5, 2009
In these interviews, there's a strange poetry to the way he talks about his life. I actually found it really moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 5, 2009
He's amazingly frank about some of the people he doesn't like, and he breaks down when he talks about his friends and the people he loved. A surprisingly fine documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 5, 2009
Tyson is presented via multiple split screen, with relentlessly frank and rhythmic sentences overlapping one another. The effect is mesmerising.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 4, 2009
Brutally honest, Tyson offers one perspective on the life of the boxer - his own. This intimate look is enough to carry the film through its fascinating portrait of the fallen hero.
August 2, 2009
This doco goes a little way to portraying Tyson as more human than animal. Iron Mike even sheds a few tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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