• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 1, 2012
  • Season #: 1
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  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.
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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: 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.