• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 10, 2007
  • Season #: 1

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. What is remarkable about "Life Support" is how it avoids every pitfall of the standard issue-based TV film and, indeed, of most TV films, period.
  2. 90
    While the social work done by Life Support is exemplary, the production more than stands on its own as entertainment.
  3. 80
    The whole cast works at a fierce level.
  4. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    This impressive fact-based debut from cultural journalist turned director Nelson George keeps us captivated simply by honing in tight on the character of its people, sketching in fine detail not just their admirable strengths but their all-too-human flaws.
  5. A richly drawn, unflinchingly real and quietly moving family drama.
  6. 75
    Watching Latifah's performance is the single greatest pleasure of watching this 90-minute movie.
  7. 70
    It’s a testament to George’s confident handling of the material... that while it touches on many elements of the national crisis... the project avoids feeling like a bulletin-board movie.
  8. 70
    You feel as if you're right there in the room with the characters for a time, during which their true selves emerge slowly but surely.
  9. When this complex question about memory, identity, reality and generations of women supplies the suspense of the film, “Life Support” really gets good.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. MorganM
    Mar 29, 2007
    wounderful... queen latifah is my favorite actress and she makes this serise even better!
  2. JScotti
    Mar 14, 2007
    This movie beats you over the head with its themes. Nearly every single scene is about how the main character was on crack and has AIDS, and any scene that isn't about both of these things is about one of them. I understand the movie is about drug use, disease, forgiveness, etc. but the plot makes these characters seem two dimensional. I hope if I ever contract AIDS that every conversation in my life from that point on will not be about how I have AIDS. Full Review »
  3. Esther
    Mar 13, 2007
    I will watch it again just to enjoy all the performances. By far the best television I have seen in a long time.