The Good Son: The Life of Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini Synopsis
The outcome of the 1982 WBC Lightweight title bout between Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini and Duk Koo Kim is examined.
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Variety

By Rob Nelson
Director Jesse James Miller’s bio of ‘80s-era World Boxing Council lightweight champ Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini connects on emotional levels...
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80

The New York Times

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Jesse James Miller’s moving documentary “The Good Son” is like a brisk novel with a bigger-than-life protagonist.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
[A] colorful, absorbing documentary.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
A compelling tale even for viewers with no interest in the sweet science.
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67

indieWIRE

The Good Son is Mancini’s mea culpa memoir; a grand act of self-vindication that succeeds because the boxer is sympathetic and asks...
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63

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
The final scenes, when Mancini meets Kim’s son, have the awkward feel of an “Oprah” episode, with the editing and music suggesting a...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The film winds up as a chronicle of uneasy forgiveness.
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50

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
The odd and disturbing thing about the film is just how comfortable [Mancini] — and we — have become putting moments on camera that, once...
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20

Village Voice

By Calum Marsh
Mancini, who served as an executive producer, is glorified and exonerated, yet it's his inability to render either process interesting that...
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Rated NR