Tyson Image
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 28 Critics

User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

Summary: Tyson is acclaimed indie director James Toback's stylistically inventive portrait of a mesmerizing Mike Tyson. Toback allows Tyson to reveal himself without inhibition and with eloquence and a pervasive vulnerability. Through a mixture of original interviews and archival footage and photographs, a startlingly complex, fully-rounded human being emerges. The film ranges from Tyson’s earliest memories of growing up on the mean streets of Brooklyn through his entry into the world of boxing, to his roller coaster ride in the fun house of worldwide fame and fortunes won and lost. It is the story of a legendary and uniquely controversial international athletic icon, a figure conjuring radical questions of race and class. In its depiction of a man rising from the most debased circumstances to unlimited heights, destroyed by his own hubris, Tyson emerges as a modern day version of classic Greek tragedy. (Sony Classics)
Runtime: 90 min
Rating: Rated R for language including sexual references.
Production: Wild Bunch
Genres: Sport, Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Aug 18, 2009
Director Credit
James Toback Director
Writer Credit
James Toback Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Mike Tyson Himself
Cast Credit
Cus D'Amato Himself
Desiree Washington Herself
Don King Himself
Evander Holyfield Himself
James 'Buster' Douglas Himself
Jim Jacobs Himself
Monica Turner Herself
Robin Givens Herself
Trevor Berbick Himself
William Cayton Himself
Producer Credit
Bill Newcomb Co-Producer
Carmelo Anthony Executive Producer
Damon Bingham Producer
David Haines Executive Producer
Harlan Werner Producer
Henry Jarecki Executive Producer
James Toback Producer
Mike Tyson Producer
Nicholas Jarecki Executive Producer
Salaam Remi Co-Producer
Warren Farnes Co-Producer
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