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.
(Excellent) - review by Geoff