• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 4, 2011
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Apr 5, 2011
    80
    An enormously entertaining documentary that uses the colorful producer as an eager surrogate to breeze through a half-century of iconic Hollywood and pop music history
  2. Reviewed by: Kirk Honeycutt
    Apr 5, 2011
    80
    When everyone behind the camera is an admirer, including Ocean's director Steven Soderbergh, the doc's exec producer, then you won't get much introspection. But, boy, do you get stories told with the vivid sense of drama and imagery that old Homer would no doubt admire.
  3. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Apr 5, 2011
    75
    The indulgence gets annoying, even as the basic details are fascinating and fun, as are the seductive testimony settings. You gotta love the fantasy of all those swank joints and modern mansions.
  4. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Apr 5, 2011
    70
    Jerry Weintraub feels like he's the guy pulling the strings on His Way, which hinders the film, particularly in its second half. That doesn't mean His Way isn't an entertaining 83-minute documentary, but it's an entertaining 83-minute documentary, rather than being an enlightening film that's anywhere near as perceptive as its subject matter
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Apr 5, 2011
    70
    Mr. Weintraub is a genial, garrulous interview subject, rattling off anecdotes about Colonel Parker, Sinatra and Pat Morita, and Mr. McGrath supplies lavish film clips of 1950s, '60s and '70s New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. It's not a vanity project, but it's the kind of deluxe package Jerry Weintraub has spent his life working relentlessly to assemble.

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