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      The Good Son: The Life of Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini

      2013 1h 29m Documentary List
      80% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 81% Audience Score 100+ Ratings The father of Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini had a marked influence on the boxer's life and career. Read More Read Less

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      Ben Travers indieWire The singular focus is not a fatal flaw. Not at all, really. It's merely a question haunting The Good Son even when its concentration steers the viewer away from it. Rated: B Jun 30, 2014 Full Review Farran Smith Nehme New York Post Mancini is a tremendously sympathetic figure, a hard-working man who became a fighter because he wanted to make things right, and still does. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 9, 2013 Full Review Rob Nelson Variety Connects on emotional levels in the telling of an up-from-nothing brawler whose colorful career climaxed in tragedy. Aug 8, 2013 Full Review Shannon M. Houston Paste Magazine With commentary from Sugar Ray Leonard, Mickey Rourke, and others who witnessed the exceptional journey and career of Youngstown's finest, another powerful boxing story has been told. Rated: 7/10 Aug 29, 2013 Full Review Cole Smithey Don't miss "The Good Son." Rated: B+ Aug 12, 2013 Full Review Frank Lovece Film Journal International Superb documentary about the famed boxer haunted by an opponent's death in the ring three decades ago, and a heart-tugging reconciliation. Aug 9, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member It doesn't get any more real than this. A powerful and heartbreaking story that will grip you right until the end. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Sad but great story and even greater man. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Starts off a bit slow, but becomes very interesting and sad. My heart broke more than once watching this!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member I don't follow boxing and I have little exposure to it but the Warren Zevon song has always been a favourite of mine so watching this was fulfilling to a degree, refreshing in that it feels authentic and satisfying in that it answered questions well. $10 worth of a movie Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
      The Good Son: The Life of Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini

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      Synopsis The father of Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini had a marked influence on the boxer's life and career.
      Jesse James Miller
      Mark Kreigel, Jesse James Miller
      Jesse James Miller
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 5, 2016
      1h 29m