Tyson - The Movie details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Collections:||Biopics, Cannes Collection, Cannes-tastic!, HD Films, Retired and Dangerous, Retired and Extremely Dangerous, Show Us Your Guns, Top 20 Documentaries|
Tyson - The Movie
|Run time:||1 hour 28 minutes|
|Rental release:||06 Apr 2009|
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Tyson- Open and revealing!By a customer from London , 21 Oct 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]Saw Tyson today as a part of the BFI London Film Festival and was knocked out.
Iron Mike Tyson is perhaps most famous for being infamous than famous. His life has been shaded with contraversy. He has been idolised and also villified and this film seeks to explore the man behind the stories. Director James Toback presents his friend talking about all aspects of his life from his troubled youth, to the heights of his career and the lows of his life. Tyson is the sole voice of the film which makes it all the more interesting and effective as we see how vulnerable and complex a character he is. The story he tells is both heartbreaking and funny. There are some very clever techniques used within the documentary which add to the intrigue. Most of all the film keeps you watching it's hard not to be touched and to feel empathy towards a man some perhaps still loathe. However, for others he will remain one of the greatest sportsman of all time and this film goes a long way to showing what the world of sport lost when Tyson left the sport.
'What's behind me is history, what's ahead of me is a mystery'
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TysonBy adsitfc (24 reviews) from Ipswich , 13 Nov 2009A fascinating, emotional, and frank confessional from Iron Mike that sheds a sympathetic light on one of boxing's most controversial icons.
Extraordinary man. Great re-telling.By Mozz (29 reviews) from Portsmouth , 10 Nov 2009Raw, engaing and utterly compelling. Whatever you think of Tyson, you have to admire him for allowing this material through to the final edit. It would have been so easy to say 'cut this bit out' or 'drop that scene' but he didn't.
Tyson is an extraordinary man and that makes him, and this film, fascinating.
Wow!By MADGE101 (5 reviews) from Orpington , 05 Nov 2009Tyson needs theropy, many, many years of theropy!!
But, fantastic documentary, reavealing, shocking and moving. Everyone needs to see this!
....a suicide bomber, Brooklyn style.By Sebastian362 (49 reviews) from England , 01 Nov 2009A graphic portrayal of excess and it's ultimate limitations. Sometimes, you just have to respect a man for trying to stay alive.......even when he is hanging at the end of his own noose.
"The past is history, the future is a mystery"By antmane (5 reviews) from Brentford , 27 Oct 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideA fascinating insight into the mind of The Baddest Man on The Planet.
From his invinsible crush of Trevor Berbick on November 22nd 1986 for the WBC Heavyweight Championship to the sad submission of a broken man against lowly Kevin McBride on June 11th 2005, every major fight is covered from Tyson's career.
The real insight of the film comes from the insights into Tyson's personal problems. The broken neighborhood, the bullies, the petty crime, the jail time, the money, the missing $300 million, the rape, the 'swines', the drugs, the fornications, the failed marriages, the loss of identity, the death of his trainer and Father figure Cus D'Amato. Everything you ever thought you would never see Tyson speak so heartwarming and honestly about is laid bare here, as James Toback successfully opens up an enigma that was previously unwilling to be unopened.
Viewing Tyson upset in the film is beyond poignant, a man who has represented himself as an animal since the mid 1980s and struggled to disgard that image ever since, a man who by his own admission never saved any money because he didnt think he would live to spend it. This is a man who ends the documentary with some closure, some honesty about who he was then and who he is now. A famly man, a man who wants Grandkids, a man who accepts he no longer has the heart or passion to fight, a man who seems content with just living life like anybody else.
The sad fact is that since the release of this documentary in 2008 the family he speaks so openly and lovingly about at the end of the film has tragically been cut short through the death of Tyson's 4-year-old Daughter Exodus. As a viewer, you can only hope Tyson can channel his loss and his probable anger without turning back to his demons......