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The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini Reviews

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Ben Travers
June 30, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Shannon M. Houston
Paste Magazine
August 29, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Cole Smithey
August 12, 2013
Don't miss "The Good Son."
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
August 9, 2013
Superb documentary about the famed boxer haunted by an opponent's death in the ring three decades ago, and a heart-tugging reconciliation.
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
August 9, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
August 9, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Rob Nelson
August 8, 2013
Connects on emotional levels in the telling of an up-from-nothing brawler whose colorful career climaxed in tragedy.
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Nicole Herrington
New York Times
August 8, 2013
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 | Original Score: 5/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
August 7, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
August 8, 2013
As documentaries go, it's somewhat dull ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Calum Marsh
Village Voice
August 7, 2013
A kind of second-rate TV movie for sports fanatics, replete with chintzy aesthetics and a score better suited to melodrama ...
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