Challenger: The Final Flight: Miniseries Reviews

September 17, 2020
Junge and Leckart go with a storytelling approach that's simply informative, and hardly inspired.
September 17, 2020
They do what good documentarians do: contextualize a major moment in a way that clarifies it for people who weren't alive when it happened and makes it more vivid for those who were.
September 17, 2020
Challenger: The Final Flight is an effective time machine, taking me back to a formative moment that I, like so many people, was obsessed with as a child.
September 17, 2020
The docuseries isn't just about newsmagazine-style journalism. We learn the back stories of the crew... There are heartbreaking moments reminding us these brave and bold explorers were also lovely, caring, real people.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 17, 2020
The Final Flight could be a lot more focused. But Leckart and Junge ultimately have the goods, and they do deliver.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 16, 2020
[Challenger: The Final Flight] may not offer any earth-shattering revelations about NASA's most famous catastrophe... But the series does take a deep dive into the story, providing no small amount of drama and some eye-opening details.
September 16, 2020
The Final Flight feels especially poignant and apt.
September 16, 2020
The best parts of this absorbing documentary are the recollections of the crew's surviving relatives, which give the viewer an emotional connection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 15, 2020
Challenger has no real take on this but to balefully acknowledge it happened and commemorate those who were lost; it's not the most ambitious of goals, but it's enough.