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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 10, 2007
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Queen Latifah, Darrin Dewitt Henson
  • Summary: This topical, made-for-HBO movie deals with AIDS in the African-American community, centering on Queen Latifah as a wife, mother and AIDS activist who is HIV-positive herself. It's not the downer you'd think it would be.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Health & Lifestyle
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 90
    While the social work done by Life Support is exemplary, the production more than stands on its own as entertainment.
  2. 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.
  3. A richly drawn, unflinchingly real and quietly moving family drama.
  4. 80
    The whole cast works at a fierce level.
  5. 75
    Watching Latifah's performance is the single greatest pleasure of watching this 90-minute movie.
  6. 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.
  7. When this complex question about memory, identity, reality and generations of women supplies the suspense of the film, “Life Support” really gets good.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5