• Network: FX
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 11, 2011
  • Season #: 1
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37

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  1. Apr 16, 2011
    0
    I cannot believe that people that claim to be boxing fans actually like this show. Its fight scenes are crap. The lead is completely unconvincing as a boxer; he looks like a pudgy old man, and cannot throw a convincing punch. As a drama, it's middling and clichéd.
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jan 24, 2011
    100
    Beneath the grit, this is a tale of chivalry. [31 Jan 2011, p.40]
  2. 80
    Lights Out starts slower but has an even more intriguing anti-hero dad: Patrick "Lights" Leary (in a beautiful and subtle performance by Holt McCallany), a retired heavyweight champion with itchy fists.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jan 12, 2011
    83
    At its strongest, it freshens those themes without melodrama, opting instead for slow-boil tension. The challenge for this artful series is whether that boiling point is too slow for viewers raised on WWE Raw and mixed martial arts.