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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
April 20, 2009
Toback excises any counterbalancing voices from the project and leaves the final word in every case with Tyson, even as the boxer exhibits a marked tendency toward self-contradiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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, 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 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
May 8, 2009
Hypnotic and ultimately incomplete.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 25, 2009
Tyson simply doesn't provoke you enough intellectually. It feels mildly compelling, occasionally moving and revealing, but it ultimately suffers from too much style over substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.85/10
May 15, 2009
I went into the movie ambivalent about him, but after hearing his hate-fuled, unself-aware rants, I shifted to the 'can't stand him' camp.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
May 17, 2009
With no sense that Toback is pressing Tyson behind the camera, it's easy to see this as more of a puff piece propping up Tyson's sense of importance rather than any work of documentary filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 21, 2009
Ultimately proves too subjective to truly get at the heart and mind-frame of its iconic subject.
June 8, 2009
[S]erves only to show us a reprehensible example of the worst of American manhood, and of American celebrity....
April 24, 2009
A grab bag of occasional split-screens and sometimes overlapping or echoing dialogue -- all of which does more to obscure than illuminate the self-deceiving subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 15, 2009
Something of a cliché.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 1, 2009
...there ultimately reaches a point at which the former fighter's relentless chattering simply becomes too much to take.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 21, 2009
Tyson may be the case of a subject not quite ready for primetime, a man still smarting from his past wounds, too narcissistic, frankly, to be very interesting.
| Original Score: 3/5
April 24, 2009
It's a movie that's thought-provoking without being intelligent and candid without being truthful. The same aesthetic choices that [director] Toback seems convinced will set his documentary apart are also what diminishes its credibility.
June 12, 2009
Merely functions as a disingenuous attempt to make him palatable to the mainstream.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 27, 2009
It's certainly an effectively tough, unsentimental look at boxing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 16, 2009
Despite some compelling moments, this one-sided portrait of former boxing superstar Mike Tyson feels like a missed opportunity.
July 16, 2009
Half-appealing, half-pathetic.
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