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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 20, 2012
  • Season #: 1
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

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  • Summary: The daily life of boxing trainer Freddie Roach (Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan, and George St. Pierre are some of his trainees) is the subject of this documentary series produced by Peter Berg.
  • Genre(s): Sports, Reality, News/Documentary
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jan 20, 2012
    91
    This peter Berg-produced show is filmed in a low-key style that makes Roach's life seem all the more dramatic. [27 Jan 2012, p.68]
  2. Reviewed by: Cynthia Fuchs
    Jan 20, 2012
    90
    On Freddie Roach [is] Peter Berg's extraordinary six-part HBO series.
  3. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jan 19, 2012
    88
    It's a no-holds-barred (pun intended) look at the trying life and good times of Freddie.
  4. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jan 20, 2012
    75
    [Berg gives] us a richly detailed look behind the scenes of the boxing world, and, in the process, showing us a battle-scarred warrior determined to live to fight another day.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Jan 19, 2012
    70
    It's fascinating, frightening and more than a little exploitative, just like boxing itself.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jan 19, 2012
    60
    It's a show for a very narrow slice of the channel's subscribers.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 29, 2012
    9
    It's a touching doc, with a spare approach that hearkens back to Friday Night Lights in its feel. Most boxers are damaged people who have lived tough lives. Freddie is no exception. I familiarized myself with him around 1998 when was training my favorite boxer Johnny Tapia. He's a special guy, and this program doesn't sugarcoat things. Expand