Do Not Resist Reviews

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October 12, 2016
Sure to affirm those who already agree with the documentary's ideology, convert a few wavering civilians, and shame anyone out there who legitimately believes that Concord, New Hampshire is in dire need of an armored personnel carrier.
October 5, 2016
It's a brisk 72-minutes, compact with hard-hitting data, rare behind-the-scenes footage of police activity (training, private discussions, on-the-job combat, etc.), and compelling personal anecdotes.
October 4, 2016
In this new and vital documentary, Craig Atkinson interrogates what is happening in American police departments and why cops' presence on the streets looks more and more like war.
October 3, 2016
If Atkinson's presentation is just a hair above "competent," it does the job of exposing the corroded heart of American policing.
September 30, 2016
In the 60s the left used to refer to the cops as an occupying army. This fine documentary shows how reality has caught up with the rhetoric.
September 30, 2016
A scary documentary on the increasing militarization of American police.
September 30, 2016
As a 72-minute aria, "Do Not Resist" creates an experience, one haunting and anger-making, even darkly comic.
September 30, 2016
A furious and often terrifying documentary about the militarization of US police.
September 29, 2016
The film doesn't unearth anything that hasn't already been voiced, and it could use more details on the scope of the phenomenon. But with more police shootings in the headlines just in the past few days, it's nothing if not timely.
September 29, 2016
Law-enforcement militarization is haphazardly addressed in this skimpy hot-button doc.
September 28, 2016
One of the most relevant and valuable documentaries of the year.
September 27, 2016
It's a sober account of police militarization in the 21st century that, no matter one's stance on the matter, makes a brutal statement.
September 27, 2016
Craig Atkinson's Do Not Resist avoids the handwringing format of other (very welcome) examinations of 21st-century American policing, offering instead something like a despairing tone poem.
September 25, 2016
Domestic tranquility documentary examining the proliferation of militarized policing across the United States.
September 25, 2016
Director Craig Atkinson's film explicates its points with blunt but persuasive efficiency.
August 7, 2016
Pointedly relevant directorial debut looks at the macho equipment, tactical, and training issues that have aggravated law enforcement's relationship with civilians.
July 14, 2016
One thing this documentary hints at, is that the United States is slowly becoming a militarized police state and that citizens are powerless to do anything about it.
June 9, 2016
...equal parts black comedy and dystopian nightmare.
April 26, 2016
The filmmaking is impressive - no narration, little expert testimony, mostly just cameras observing the terrifying present - and the question Atkinson ultimately asks couldn't be more timely.
April 25, 2016
Stylistically uninspiring, with a tedious threatening sound design, but the powerful subject matter largely overcomes such missteps ...
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