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July 24, 2017
Tyson had potential to be a rather good TV Movie and while Jai White looks spitting image of the titular character the film itself is plagued with issues. The script is atrocious, it's horrifyingly bad. All Scott literally does is go on a tangent, stops with a pause and says something inspiring, rinse and repeat for the next forty minutes. Jai White plays Tyson as if he's mentally retarded or so incredibly dumb he can't understand anything. He also plays the character in two separate fashions and not the psychological part you'd imagine, oh no. He plays him as innocent, then as a manic in the next scene and that sounds about right but it's pulled off so badly it feels like two distinct characters and with the limited acting capability he actually has its embarrassing to watch.
February 23, 2011
Ironic. Was inspired by the editing style of the Tyson documentary, took a break and this was playing on the tube. George C. Scott is the perfect Cus D'Amato ! great casting and solid HBO movie.
½ November 16, 2009
and za osca goes too..George C Scott in....Man getting Hit by Tyson....."arrrgh my face!" hahah nah but seriously i really enjoyed this. the bad ass cop from terminator plays don king! christ i had to look it up to make sure it wasnt actually him.
½ March 7, 2009
this was an excellent film
½ January 30, 2009
Following the early years of Mike Tyson's career. Michael Jai White is excellent in his role as Tyson.
July 10, 2008
This film illustrates very clearly that Tyson is an animal, and it's free will exacerbated by circumstance and conditioning. And that's pretty much all I have to say about that.
June 29, 2008
amazing film bwt mike tysons life!!
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