You Ain't Got These: Season 1 Reviews

May 26, 2020
You Ain't Got These is a compulsively watchable documentary. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 13, 2020
It's preaching to the choir and never gives an outsider reason to get excited.
May 13, 2020
Lena Waithe takes an engaging dive into the history of sneakers in America and how it has impacted the culture. Waithe, being a "sneakerhead" herself, is an excellent choice to guide newcomers and sneaker aficionados alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
May 13, 2020
You Ain't Got These is the better-produced, but if you have next to no interest in sneakers, there's really not much here. Neither shows try to make their particular subjects appealing to outsiders.
May 13, 2020
I have fewer than six minutes' curiosity about sneaker culture.
April 24, 2020
OK sneaker culture show half-documentary, half-promo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 10, 2020
More information can Waithe breezes through the dense mesh of influences at play in the typical training shoe, while finding space for her own arc from first pair of Air Jordans to winning an Emmy. Thus far we have a winner.
April 6, 2020
It moves along gamely enough, but it plays like a discrete episode of something larger, a Frontline episode broken into pieces rather than its own standalone entity.
April 6, 2020
With engaging editing, smart interviews, and fascinating subject matter, Lena Waithe's You Ain't Got These digs into the ins and outs of sneaker culture with unbridled tenacity.
April 6, 2020
Lena Waithe makes an ideal guide to this exploration of the history and impact of sneaker culture... young folks who may not remember the rise of kicks can learn a thing or two.
April 6, 2020
The issue comes from the Quibi format, which keeps You Ain't Got These from letting its story breathe. The show makes a convincing case that sneaker culture is Important, but chopping it into chunks makes it feel unnecessarily disjointed.
April 6, 2020
Lena Waithe's look at sneaker culture is one of Quibi's better "Celebrities talk about things that amuse them" offerings, but it's actually interesting enough that each quick bite felt insufficient.