Tyson R

The man. The legend. The truth.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 18, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Behind the Scenes:
      1. A Day With James Toback
      2. The Big Picture Show - James Toback, Director
    • Featurette:
      1. Iron Mike: Toback Talks Tyson
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. James Toback, Director

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh85%

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Total Count: 144

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 6,997
Half-appealing, half-pathetic.
Salon.com
Jul 16, 2009
3.5 stars out of 4 -- You won't know what hit you after watching TYSON. This power punch to the gut is one of the best movies of any kind this year....A world-class exhibition of punch-drunk love.
Rolling Stone
Apr 30, 2009
Rating: 4/5 -- The knockout punches are delivered by Toback's incredible access, supreme editing choices and ability to let Tyson talk himself into a cul-de-sac. Full Review
The List
Nov 3, 2018
TYSON is a sort of guided tour through Mike Tyson's mind with the former prizefighter playing psychic usher....His is a deeply affecting story, as James Toback's often mesmerizing documentary reveals.
Washington Post
May 8, 2009
4 stars out of 5 -- This is Mike's show. And the ex-champ shows himself no mercy...[revealing] a tortured human being still struggling to understand his own flaws.
Total Film
Apr 1, 2009
The result is as gripping as a title fight and as mesmerizing as a conversation with a cobra...
Los Angeles Times
Apr 24, 2009
Rating: 4/5 -- It all adds up to a fascinating psychological study, a film that goes beyond both the public persona and the fighter's own spin to get at the frightened, angry, explosive, yet utterly understandable boy who became a very troubled and very public man. Full Review
Orlando Sentinel
Jun 24, 2009

Product Description:

Love him or hate him, Mike Tyson is inarguably one of popular culture's most fascinating figures. In this riveting documentary portrait of the controversial boxer, filmmaker and friend James Toback lets Tyson tell his own volatile story. It all started in a rough-and-tumble Brooklyn neighborhood, where Tyson was picked on and beaten up as a youngster. But when he turned his fear into anger, he realized that his fists had the ferocity to frighten everyone around him. As a teenager, Tyson moved upstate to live with trainer Cus D'Amato, who became the devoted and compassionate father figure he never had. This support helped Tyson develop the strength and focus needed to become a devastating champion inside the ring. But when D'Amato died, something inside Tyson died too, turning him into an even more dangerous monster outside of the ring.

As Tyson speaks openly about the ups and downs in his tumultuous life--alternating between moments of sincere introspection and animalistic rage--Toback employs a split-screen approach to further emphasize his emotionally unstable nature. Mixed into this talking-head monologue is striking archival footage that shows Tyson in his prime, when he was one of the most feared and idolized athletes on the planet. TYSON is an appropriately subjective journey into the mind of a massively complicated man.

Product Description:

Mike Tyson reveals insights into his life in this no-holds-barred look at one of the most controversial and misunderstood boxers to ever step inside the ring.

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  • UPC: 043396310773
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