Black Mirror - Season 2, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

White Bear

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Critic Consensus: White Bear" makes up for its blunt social criticism with its intense scare factor and final twist.

Episode Info

Victoria and Jem must destroy a transmitter that controls the human population for the amusement of an elite few.

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Critic reviews for White Bear

The episode is an interesting, if far-fetched, musing on social revenge.

October 2, 2018 | Full Review…

This was an exciting and efficient piece of narrative rug-pulling that mocked, above all, our insatiable, voyeuristic, neo-Medieval thirst for supposedly "real-life" pain and humiliation repackaged as entertainment.

October 2, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Like most Black Mirror episodes, White Bear explores issues of morality, fairness, and suffering in a way that is unnerving at times. Most of these stories are science fiction, but White Bear feels like it could happen now.

October 2, 2018 | Full Review…

What "White Bear" lacks in pointed societal commentary, it no doubt makes up for in its ability to truly disturb.

October 2, 2018 | Full Review…

White Bear is fast paced and tantalisingly thrilling to watch. You are thrown into this bizzare, soulless like world which the human population has become zombie like observers, using mobile phones to record the character of Victoria's every move.

September 4, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

White Bear is not Brooker's most sophisticated work, but packs a powerful punch regardless.

August 31, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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