• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 23, 2021
Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 4 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Robinson
    Nov 18, 2021
    100
    Black And Missing deftly achieves a critical balance between celebrating the Wilson sisters’ successes and highlighting the systemic failures that make their work necessary.
  2. Reviewed by: Tambay Obenson
    Nov 17, 2021
    100
    If its goal is to foreground the narrative surrounding missing Black girls and women on a highly accessible platform, “Black and Missing” succeeds.
  3. Reviewed by: Angie Han
    Nov 24, 2021
    90
    Pam’s narrative gives Black and Missing a touch of the propulsive plotting that drives most true-crime hits. The filmmakers go so far as to build light cliffhangers into the episodes, even as they strenuously avoid sensationalizing the details. The choice has the added benefit of imposing some structure to a series that otherwise moves a bit randomly. ... Black and Missing‘s greatest power, though, lies in simply hearing people share their experiences firsthand.
  4. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Nov 24, 2021
    70
    Sedate and somber in a stately, muted palette, “Black and Missing” can feel overly padded. ... But it’s difficult to begrudge the series when it’s conscientiously modeling how true crime, as well as journalism at large, should cover missing-persons cases.