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.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Sports & Fitness, Special Interest
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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.

Full Review… | August 9, 2013
New York Post
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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 ...

Full Review… | August 9, 2013
Newark Star-Ledger
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Connects on emotional levels in the telling of an up-from-nothing brawler whose colorful career climaxed in tragedy.

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
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.

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
New York Times
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As documentaries go, it's somewhat dull ...

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
Washington Post
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A powerful story of triumph and tragedy - and the infamous moment that encapsulated both - gets a stirring workout in [this] colorful, absorbing documentary ...

Full Review… | August 7, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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