Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Steve Greene
    Aug 1, 2019
    75
    Presenting all of these testimonies without tipping the scale towards one person’s guilt or innocence is a tall task, one that “No One Saw a Thing” deftly manages to do over the course of its six episodes. In the process though, there’s a certain atmospheric quality to this portrait of Skidmore that doesn’t always have a forward momentum to it. ... But “No One Saw a Thing” arrives at some fascinating conclusions when it pulls back its own documentary facade just a little bit.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Aug 1, 2019
    75
    Belkin’s docu-series could have accomplished much of what it set out to do in roughly half the running time, but it’s never boring and often fascinating, especially when it confronts how a society built on a foundation of violence is bound to suffer again.
  3. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Aug 1, 2019
    70
    No One Saw a Thing thus plays as a treatise on the ugly ramifications of brutality and disengagement. It stumbles a bit, though, in trying to make too strong a connection between McElroy and these ensuing incidents. ... An alternately transfixing and frustrating meditation on the short- and long-term costs of violence on a community’s psyche.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Aug 1, 2019
    70
    Beyond the luridness, though, the primary impression left by “No One Saw a Thing” (five of the six episodes were available for review) is of a town stuck in time, reliving the trauma that put it on the map and that may be the main thing keeping it alive.
  5. Reviewed by: Robyn Bahr
    Aug 1, 2019
    60
    Captivating but repetitious. ... Pulpy. ... By the end, I was convinced this could have been told with tighter precision in three episodes, not six.
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  1. Aug 30, 2019
    3
    Mostly repackaged footage from a 60 Minites segment in the 80s, they have managed to stretch this into a 6 week series. There is anMostly repackaged footage from a 60 Minites segment in the 80s, they have managed to stretch this into a 6 week series. There is an interesting story to tell, but it got lost in whatever the director is trying to accomplish. This could have been summed up in 2, maybe 3 parts. Full Review »