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James Toback

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About the Movie

The most ferocious boxer to ever step inside the ring, MIKE TYSON was at age 20 the youngest heavyweight champion in history. But within a few short years, the baddest man on the planet was himself on the ropes, the victim of his own rage and fear. Told exclusively through the compelling words and commentary of Iron Mike himself, Tyson is a powerfully frank and provocative look at one of the most controversial and misunderstood sports figures of all time.


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 138
  • Fresh: 117
  • Rotten: 21
  • Average Rating: 7.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Half-appealing, half-pathetic. – Andrew O'Hehir,, Dec 17, 2009

Fresh: I can't say I've ever wanted to be in Mike Tyson's head, but this documentary by James Toback certainly took me there, and I won't soon forget it. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: 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. – Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel, Jun 26, 2009

Fresh: The most remarkable revelation of the movie is its subject's thoughtful, reflective eloquence and unflinching self-perception...Tyson may or may not be entirely who he says he is, but he's probably not who we thought he was, either. – Jonathan F. Richards,, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


One review on here talked about Tyson going out on the stool crying and assumed he wasnt a true fighter to go out like that. This cant be more wrong, that shot in the film proved to me that Tyson was more than just some machine with nothing inside, he knew it was over(his career), he went through a lot,good and bad, but no one should judge him til they have walked in his shoes or strapped on his gloves. Just because you cry doesnt mean youre weak.

thoughts on iron mike

every time i watch mike fight i think , man he could have been the greatest.... he had the physical attributes but not the mental and that goes a long way in boxing... but on his way up no fighter was more exciting..... and on his way down no fighter was more entertaining


hopefully after seeing this movie, and all he had to endure, people will stop judging him, and give him the respect he deserves

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2009

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