• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 1, 2012
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic 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.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User 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 haveIt'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. Full Review »