No No: A Dockumentary Reviews

October 16, 2014
What really distinguishes this... is its candid-and surprisingly flippant-treatment of widespread drug use in major league baseball.
September 11, 2014
Radice does an honorable if not always scintillating job of paying tribute to a great team and a player with a phenomenal slider, whose politics and personal style pushed the sport's most racially ingrained boundaries.
September 8, 2014
While the film's sense of chronology is at times strained and its tale of redemption hardly unique, its subject is certainly one of a kind.
September 5, 2014
Radice talks with plenty of Ellis' teammates, family members and charmed-then-beleaguered wives, and he makes good use of archival interviews and footage in constructing his engaging portrait of a complicated but vivid sports figure.
September 4, 2014
As this smart and sympathetic profile shows, Dock Ellis didn't need a no-hitter, stoned or otherwise, to define himself; he was his own best work.
September 4, 2014
Unfailingly entertaining and occasionally even mind-blowing.
September 4, 2014
This is a portrait of Ellis the high-living character, certainly, but also Ellis the racial and cultural trailblazer.
September 4, 2014
The documentary does a good job on his career and life, using interviews with Ellis, former teammates, family members, friends and former wives.
September 3, 2014
The fact is, Dock Ellis was...complicated. Probably a lot more so than No No makes him out to be.
September 2, 2014
There's enough diamond lore here to please baseball diehards, but Ellis's outsize life will grip even casual fans.
September 2, 2014
Radice's filmic delivery breaks sharply from just a sports-story to an intensely personal story as well as a glimpse into the social/political cataclysms of the 1960 and '70s.
January 23, 2014
An effortless home run.