• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 11, 2020
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4

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Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Joel Keller
    Feb 12, 2020
    60
    Has the feel of a high-quality procedural to us instead of a super-serialized prestige show.
  2. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    Feb 11, 2020
    60
    "For Life" limits Pinnock's range of expression to determination, frustration, anger, sorrow, and despair – all of which is understandable. Hope flits across his face a time or two, but otherwise he's trapped in his fury, bringing the audience right in the cell with him. And this also makes "For Life" an imposing emotional experience to process hour by hour, one that – regardless of how brilliantly its ensemble performs – may be tough to overcome. However, the narrative's toughness also works to the show's credit.
  3. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Feb 11, 2020
    50
    It's enough to tentatively say that there actually is a version of For Life that could be quite solid. After two episodes, it's mostly there in hints and subplots.