• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 21, 2013
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Oct 21, 2013
    90
    Absorbing and deeply inspiring.... The film ably transitions to and from its parallel stories of uplift and defeat.
  2. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Oct 21, 2013
    90
    It was impossible to imagine anything like the gripping power of Life According to Sam.... Not long into the film, it becomes difficult to look at anyone but Sam--who has by sheer force of his intelligence, his unmistakable assurance, become a magnetic presence.
  3. Reviewed by: Molly Eichel
    Oct 21, 2013
    83
    As impressive as Sam is--a teenager trapped inside an old man’s body who never seems bothered by his circumstances--when the documentary focuses on his mother, it easy to see where he gets it from.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 8, 2014
    9
    This is a fantastic and moving documentary.
    It is shown through Sam's perspective so it is an unique look to people with progeria.
    Sam was
    an incredibly smart and mature person and was living his difficult life in such a fascinating and inspiring way, being always very positive and rational.
    Too bad this isn't popular - it deserves to be watched by everybody.
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