The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini (2013)

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Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini wasn't merely the lightweight champ. He fought for his father and for those in small towns across America. The Good Son is an intimate history, a saga of fathers and fighters, loss and redemption and finally, forgiveness.

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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.

Jun 30, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
indieWire
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Mancini is a tremendously sympathetic figure, a hard-working man who became a fighter because he wanted to make things right, and still does.

Aug 9, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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 ...

Aug 9, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Connects on emotional levels in the telling of an up-from-nothing brawler whose colorful career climaxed in tragedy.

Aug 8, 2013 | Full Review…
Variety
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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.

Aug 8, 2013 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

As documentaries go, it's somewhat dull ...

Aug 8, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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