Tyson (1995)

This made-for-television movie tells the story of the tumultuous life of heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson. The movie follows the boxer (played by Michael Jai White) from his early New York youth as criminal offender all the way to his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 29, 1995
DVD Release Date: August 18, 2009
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan F. Richards

The most remarkable revelation of the movie is its subject's thoughtful, reflective eloquence and unflinching self-perception.

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Mike Ward

Mike Tyson is the James Joyce of train-wreck celebrities. Seriously. Sure, he's tough to read just like the literary giant, but once you get comfortable and crack his stream-of-conscious flow, it's rich and compelling stuff.

Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

A deft combination of Tyson telling his story, his boxing matches and the media view from the day makes this a left-right combo punch that hits the mark for both boxing and documentary fans

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

It's more in the details and in the margins that "Tyson" is riveting, and what Tyson sometimes reveals unintentionally.

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