Whose Streets?
Whose Streets? (2017)

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: August 11, 2017
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Whose Streets? takes a close-up look at the civil unrest that erupted after a shocking act of violence in Ferguson, Missouri - and the decades of simmering tension leading up to it.

Lovia Gyarkye
The New Republic

Told from the perspective of activists, artists, and residents, Whose Streets? is a commemoration of and tribute to the humans of Ferguson.

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David Fear
Rolling Stone

Whether it's the "best" documentary of 2017 is a matter of opinion. But it is assuredly the most vital.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Flush with pent-up anger and pain, but also a major helping of sad resignation, it's both a searing experience and a thought-provoking one.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The filmmakers captured the siege from the perspective of the people who lived through it, some calling for a calm, measured response, others committed to direct action and civil disobedience. Many risk their lives to block a highway.

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Joe McGovern
Entertainment Weekly

Made in an impressionistic style with no narration, [Whose Streets?] is less sharp as an indictment of the media, using clips of clueless talking heads on CNN as a broad brush. It's stronger as a collection of Ferguson voices and figures,

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Keith Phipps
Uproxx

[Whose Streets?] is a memorable snapshot of what protest looks like now, in a moment of escalating tension and an era of social media immediacy with little patience for incremental change.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

"Whose Streets?" marks the filmmaking debut of Folayan and Davis, and it's charged by its personal touch.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

It's likely not even the most well-intentioned and determined news crews could gain the kind of access and give us the unfiltered viewpoints provided by the smart-phone visuals and home video camera footage shot by residents of Ferguson.

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Stephen Silver
Splice Today

A compelling, nerve-wracking, and illuminating look at a fraught subject.

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