The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini
The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini (2013)

Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini wasn't merely the lightweight champ. He fought for his father and for those in small towns across America. The Good Son is an intimate history, a saga of fathers and fighters, loss and redemption and… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 9, 2013
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Ben Travers

The singular focus is not a fatal flaw. Not at all, really. It's merely a question haunting The Good Son even when its concentration steers the viewer away from it.

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Rob Nelson

Connects on emotional levels in the telling of an up-from-nothing brawler whose colorful career climaxed in tragedy.

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Shannon M. Houston
Paste Magazine

With commentary from Sugar Ray Leonard, Mickey Rourke, and others who witnessed the exceptional journey and career of Youngstown's finest, another powerful boxing story has been told.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

Mancini is a tremendously sympathetic figure, a hard-working man who became a fighter because he wanted to make things right, and still does.

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Nicole Herrington
New York Times

While Mr. Mancini mesmerizingly guides us to his present, Mr. Kriegel, friends like the actor Ed O'Neill and others advance the story of his past.

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Cole Smithey

Don't miss "The Good Son."

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Mancini himself comes across as quiet, modest and painfully honest - even as the sport his family has devoted itself to reveals itself, once again, over and over again, to be brutal, to be corrupt ...

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

As documentaries go, it's somewhat dull ...

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

Superb documentary about the famed boxer haunted by an opponent's death in the ring three decades ago, and a heart-tugging reconciliation.

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