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Portrait of the boxer by himself

By Tom Russo
Globe Correspondent / August 16, 2009

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Director James Toback contends in commentary and a Q&A included on “Tyson’’ (2009) that the film isn’t really a documentary of the hard-living heavyweight champ, and you’ll likely agree. What’s offered here is 90 minutes of Iron Mike giving a candid, contradictory, stream-of-consciousness recap of his life, with the occasional significant fight clip thrown in. “[This] is like a self-portrait ... (Full article: 822 words)

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