Do Not Resist Reviews

December 1, 2016
This doc is a vital record of an America transitioning to martial law so quickly and stealthily that we're barely acknowledging the change.
November 14, 2016
As chilling as it is one-sided.
November 11, 2016
Doubling down as director and cinematographer, Craig Atkinson proves worthy at both assignments.
November 11, 2016
While Atkinson's intentions are good, his methods are shaky, resulting in a surface-skimming film that raises issues without ever approaching a solution.
November 4, 2016
This is not a film about racism in America. It is, instead, a film about the increased militarization of America's police forces. And it is scary stuff indeed.
October 20, 2016
Most of these bits and pieces have merit, but the connections are so loose that "Do Not Resist" amounts to little more than a grab bag.
October 20, 2016
Atkinson tracks the civil administration of this domestic buildup... The director also examines the gung ho police culture that encourages domestic militarization
October 13, 2016
The parameters of homeland security are chillingly assessed in "Do Not Resist," a troubling documentary examining the escalating militarization of the nation's police forces.
October 13, 2016
Calls attention to a trend that has led to some startling societal changes.
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.
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 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.
April 25, 2016
Stylistically uninspiring, with a tedious threatening sound design, but the powerful subject matter largely overcomes such missteps ...