Addiction

  • Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 15, 2007
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12

Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    This is less a documentary project than a comprehensive self-help workshop.... As drama, however, it's a little bit relentless.
  2. 60
    [It] has a certain instructional dryness.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    60
    A relentlessly grim and deeply depressing viewing experience.
  4. The film is bereft of feel-good scenes and drug-movie clich├ęs.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    60
    The overall approach, though, inevitably yields a series of individual images as opposed to a cohesive perspective, relying upon various directors to capture the sometimes harrowing, sometimes heartbreaking scope of the problem.
User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. EmilyM
    Mar 29, 2007
    0
    I was a user. I am not powerless to any drug. I got clean with out phych meds. the numbers they show for people beomming clean are so I was a user. I am not powerless to any drug. I got clean with out phych meds. the numbers they show for people beomming clean are so discuragings, I used the 12 step approach but it failed I am not powerless of any drug and not a victiom nor do I have a deasie. I got high because I wanted to because I had NO confront. I got clean in a non tradition 100% drug free rehab, and have been for over a year. I think the program give people a reason to continue using and gives them reason to relapse because it shows that there is no hope unless you substitute one drug for another, and still relapse can occure. This may just be my view point but I feel as though I am NOT alone. Full Review »