• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 16, 2013
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6

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User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Nov 17, 2013
    9
    Give credit where credit is due. Sad to say, the beginning of the Mike Tyson story is not unusual; disadvantaged, broken dysfunction family,Give credit where credit is due. Sad to say, the beginning of the Mike Tyson story is not unusual; disadvantaged, broken dysfunction family, poorly educated, brought up on the tough streets of Brooklyn, but a young man with unusual pugilistic talent and although Cus D'Amato believes in him, tells Mike, that he will one day become the youngest heavyweight champion of the world; we need only to remember that this world is filled with unfulfilled destinies, and broken dreams. Iron Mike through hard work, talent, and dedication, fulfills those dreams and his story becomes one then of fame, fortune, and pleasure absolutely shattered. Still we learn through this one-man drama, that just below the surface of Tyson, through all the ups and downs, incarceration, drug addiction, and divorce that he yearns most for familial love both to give and to receive. Full Review »
  2. Jun 15, 2014
    0
    Should have been to Denmark but canceled for the 2nd time, wrote a email to ask why but no answer, so bad and lousy from a so called champ andShould have been to Denmark but canceled for the 2nd time, wrote a email to ask why but no answer, so bad and lousy from a so called champ and his manager or who is in charge, yes I am disapointed, we have so rarely a chance to see big former personalities. Full Review »
  3. Feb 1, 2014
    1
    I was wanting to like this, was wanting to hear something a bit more substantial. Instead after what seemed like a 10 minute rant on how heI was wanting to like this, was wanting to hear something a bit more substantial. Instead after what seemed like a 10 minute rant on how he kicked a boxers ass in a nightclub, I couldn't stand what was, in collaboration with a fawning audience, just a glorification of brutal violence. I just felt pity for the guy. I didn't want to watch past about 53 minutes. Still a thug at heart and I was hoping he would redeem himself to a certain degree. Full Review »