• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 21, 2013
  • Season #: 1
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4

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  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.
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: Ellen Gray
    Oct 21, 2013
    80
    Without Sam, this might still have been a pretty good film about how modern science works (and sometimes doesn't), and filmmakers Sean and Andrea Nix Fine, who won an Oscar this year for their short film "Inocente," do a fine job of finding the drama in a process that's not always inherently dramatic.
  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.