This was good. Chewing off ears was never going to get him mainstream kudos, but here at least he is lucid and if nothing else, pretty honest. Listening too him isnt easy on the ears but there is very little spin. He's a true believer and it paid off for his boxing career. 4/5
Remarkable how different Mike Tyson is now compared to when he was much younger. He talks slower, and moves slower. I truly wonder if boxing has done that much damage to his brain. Interesting to hear about his upbringing and his downfalls. Good watch for any boxing fan
Young kid gets bullied and takes up boxing to protect himself but can't control his anger. Interesting documentary that lets Tyson do most of the talking. I guess it's the story of one scary guy who lost the plot but has hopefully mellowed.
Far better than expected - but the time-line got a bit mixed - very honest at the beginning but then lost its way for a long time before getting back on track
Brutally honest look into the life and mind of one of the greatest boxers of all time. To see footage of his early fights is just mind blowing!
So much to say about this documentary. Obviously a must for boxing fans BUT I recommend others members watch it also as a wonderful study of HUMAN NATURE . Mike Tyson was heavy weight champion of the world at the age of 20. His boxing speed, power and brute strength was just amazing to see. He had no childhood was never taught the difference between right and wrong. He was a criminal/ thief at the age of 12, graduating to a standover thug, sexual deviant and rapist. Tyson when interviewed throughout the film is full of contradictions, self pity, and aggression but is honest, raw, powerful overall a shocking excuse for a MAN. He explains how an uneducated violent, thug reaches the absolute height of fame & fortune followed by the depths of despair including 3 years gaol. One could say he deserved what he got, including the gonorrhoea???but what could have been, ......he had charisma, ability, awesome power and skill, the ability to be as great as ALI, BUT never never a great man. Until his death Tyson???s beloved trainer had him heading in the right direction, teaching his morals and self belief. When he died Tyson although sometimes extremely confidence, brutal in mind and body, was also scared, alone, vulnerable with no trust in anybody. Too much to soon, he says; leeches like Don King devoured him to the tune of $300 m. When beaten by a mediocre Buster Douglas, he was a shell of his former self, proving how powerful the mind is over the body once you lose your self belief. Regret does not make up for what you have done, he suffered the consequences of his acts, and rightly so. THIS IS A GREAT STUDY OF LIFE, RECOMMENDED VIEWING.
Slightly touched individual...
A documentary of Mike Tyson, mostly made up of a straight-to-camera interview with the man himself, as well as archival footage. This is likely to give viewers a different perspective of the former champion. Some of the highlights include Tyson choking up when talking about his late trainer/mentor, angrily denying the rape charges that he was convicted of, and (best of all) losing the plot as he goes apes--t at a heckler at a press conference, telling him "I'll f--- you till you love me".
Tyson was a great doco, he lived a very interesting life, this film only is from his angle. but a very great film but also sad when talking about his former trainer who was like father to him. but very angry talking about don king who just used him, a lot of people used him. you can just imagine his life could have been better.