Flint Town: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
Flint Town

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Flint Town dives deep into an essential subject matter with admirable objectivity while presenting candid -- and hard-hitting -- personal testimonials.

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User Ratings: 134

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Episodes

Air date: Mar 2, 2018

As a water crisis erupts and a new mayor is sworn in, the understaffed police department faces uncertainty while struggling to protect the city.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2018

A new chief ushers in change as a presidential debate comes to town. A young cadet navigates training, while veteran Frost recalls a painful incident.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2018

Chief Johnson's new team targeting high-crime areas takes action, to mixed response from the community. Dion and his mother close in on graduation.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2018

Flint police battle with a store that's a magnet for criminal activity. Dion has his first shift on the job. The officers react to tragedy in Dallas.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2018

Flint PD copes with anti-police sentiments. The city starts a volunteer community police program. Encouraging crime statistics bring cautious optimism.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2018

Presidential candidate Donald Trump visits Flint. As voters weigh renewing a police funding tax, Chief Johnson looks for other ways to raise revenue.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2018

Election Day arrives. As nervous officers await the results, it's business as usual on the streets. Trump's win exposes divisions in the department.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2018

Johnson clashes with the city council over the budget as crime stats head in the wrong direction. Balasko and Frost ponder their future together.

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Critic Reviews for Flint Town Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (9)

There is something stretched out about it, a feeling of time being used up rather than of a story being well told. Netflix needs to watch this. The sprawl is starting to get to this subscriber, for one.

Mar 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Flint Town doesn't offer easy solutions, but it does provide something valuable: a calm, reasoned presentation of the hope for another idea expressed in that speech given in the aftermath of Dallas, "that we are not as divided as we seem."

Mar 5, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Flint Town isn't a rah-rah thing, nor does it paint a fuzzy picture about the spirit of the city or its citizens. Flint is a timebomb, and Flint Town is an impressively crafted tick-tock of things going wrong with a place.

Mar 2, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Flint Town is a beautiful, troubling, thought-provoking documentary series.

May 23, 2018 | Full Review…
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Not many TV shows can be as transporting as a well-made, long-form documentary series about a specific time and place. Flint Town is that kind of series.

Mar 6, 2018 | Full Review…

These glimmers of hope appear throughout the eight episodes, a punchy reminder of Flint's resilience.

Mar 5, 2018 | Full Review…

The faces, moments and experiences are all real. It is a chronicle of a corner of the republic tossed away, but demanding we pay attention.

Aug 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Flint Town should be required viewing.

Aug 14, 2018 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…

Powerful docu-series examines crime and cops in Flint, MI.

Mar 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Whether you're an advocate of the Black Lives Matter movement or think American policemen are unfairly portrayed in the media, Netflix's newest docuseries Flint Town is a difficult-and yet essential-watch.

Mar 8, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Flint Town reminds us that Flint - perhaps the ultimate illustration of an American dream lost - deserves our attention and our help. They've waited long enough.

Mar 7, 2018 | Full Review…

What keeps you watching, rather, is the wider drama with members of the community, who complain about the police department and accuse it of squandering resources.

Mar 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Flint Town: Season 1

  • Jun 29, 2018
    This show is raw. They give it to you how it is. Real people real problems and how politics get in the way of helping our fellow people. This show needs to be seen by everyone. It’s deep very very deep.
  • May 31, 2018
    A very interesting view on the city of flint. It is captivating. The quality of the footage (HD definition quality) is the best i have ever seen in a documentary. They make it almost feel like a real movie.
  • Apr 27, 2018
    If you have been a fan of recent netflix docs like wild wild country, making a murderer, or the keepers, you'll probably love this 8-part series. it is a little different from the other documentaries in that it isn't quite telling a story. it is embedded journalism. the show centers on flint and its water crisis, crime crisis, and police shortage crisis. it does a fantastic job not taking a particular side. many big american events happen during the show, and you get a lot of perspectives. i would say the best thing it does is give an uncensored mouthpiece to cops, citizens, and politicians. you really see a less-filtered viewpoint from many different perspectives which has totally changed my point of view on the flint crisis. it isn't perfect - my only real major gripe is the editing. it's a little too film like (climax, dramatic music, etc). There could have been far less music and editing and it would still be a stressful show (in a good way) to watch. Not appropriate for kids - no censorship on blood, swearing, etc. highly suggest you watch it.
  • Apr 21, 2018
    garbage. really cool if you like seeing dogs murdered and their bodies just tossed around. Sad that they have to do that for ratings. So poorly written and keeps going back and forth. junk
  • Apr 13, 2018
    Jacob L. Davey Flint Town Netflix original The Netflix original Flint Town in a documentary series highlighting the officers in Flint Michigan. The documentary is amazing in the way it opens people's eyes to the problems there. I saw before this documentary Flint as a whole small town with a water crises from the news. That's far from true its a real city with huge poverty problems. The director shows us the real lives of a few officers and their real opinions on the towns problems. We see there interactions and their crime policies. We also see them talk about and deal with the unsteady situation between police and the people all across america. He also presents interviews with the citizens and their opinions varying at that on the town and law enforcement. I think the director wants us to make our own opinion on the problems there and shows us all the information in order to make the best choice. The series is really good and definitely an education for a lot of different viewers. I think it's a must watch for everyone and really easy.
  • Apr 07, 2018
    Brilliant documentary. Hard-hitting, brutal and sad.
  • Mar 24, 2018
    Amazing and beyond disgusting at the same time. Political coruption is brought to light, nothing being done regarding public safety funding or the water crisis!
  • Mar 19, 2018
    Absolutely captivating.
  • Mar 17, 2018
    sheer brilliance, the wire in real life.
  • Mar 12, 2018
    Powerful storytelling with everything that a highly polished studio show would have: drama, stars, love & emotion, action, all the storlines that cause for great entertainment and it's true. What a wonderful series this is with a amazing soundtrack and producing team. These people will pull you in quick and shed light on the horrors in Flint and it's not the monster they all show you in the stats and news, it's the politicians that corrupt things absolutely here. Hard working souls that grind into the pavement for the passion and love they have for the city, the job, themselves, the world. Great people throughout, tons to be proud of. Watch this amazing show you will be hooked and entertained throughly.

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