This is the perfect documentary of a difficult subject. Tyson speaks from the heart here with a candidness that is extremely rare in public life. I don't feel sorry for him—how many untold millions suffer similarly brutal life circumstances without recognition—but in my eyes Tyson reveals an admirable quality of self-reflection, emotional intelligence and raw humanity that far surpasses most of his associates.
Engrossing and candid documentary exploring the tumultuous life and very complicated personality of the boxing legend. Some of director James Toback's stylistic flourishes are a bit over the top, but it is at its strongest when focusing on Tyson's honest, revealing interviews. Even if your not interested in boxing, this is a fascinating character study.
Just Brilliant! Tyson is a warrior-poet who has lived more in one life than most could even contemplate. I do not take all of Tyson's statements as truth, but I appreciate the journey he has clearly gone through. The storytelling is superb (look at the walk to the ring sequence where he goes from terrified kid to a God) and full of vigour. This made me see boxing for the first time. Better than 'When We Were Kings'.
Mike Tyson is the greatest Heavyweight fighter of all time and his toughest opponent was himself. I highly recommend this film. You can't help but feel sympathetic for the guy. He is eloquent in articulating his emotions. Mike Tyson is a poet of a different realm.