Nosedive
Black Mirror Season 3

95%

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Critic Ratings: 22
Critics Consensus

Behind her pink and perky façade, Lacie becomes obsessed with social media status in "Nosedive," an episode that demonstrates the dangers of society's need for approval but does so with a perfect dose of humor.

Episode Info

Insecure office worker Lacie (Bryce Dallas Howard) lives in a happy, smiley, status-obsessed nightmare world. Her old friend Naomi (Alice Eve) is one of society's elites -- and Lacie may have found a way to join her ...

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Critic Reviews for Nosedive

A perfect sendup of our obsession with social media approval.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The lush, calming visuals of Nosedive clash nicely with the mounting anxiety, and Howard's performance is terrific -- she conveys Lacie's inner frustration while grinning cheerfully through it.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Although the conclusion didn't feel as impactful as I wanted,... the episode as a whole still feels strong, largely thanks to Howard's sharp performance and the biting, funny script.

Aug 15, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Nosedive is a great hour of television for all the usual reasons: methodical direction, highly original writing, a maniacally committed lead performance.

Aug 15, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

This outing is a unique treat -- and one that's a joy to unpack on a visual level.

Jan 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It never fulfills the pungent urgency of its predecessors, neither does it ever probe the dark, sardonic qualities rooted in our modernistic underbellies.

Sep 4, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Our introduction into this system is done with minimal handholding and it's the perfect episode to kick off the season.

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Director Joe Wright brings a certain cinematic flair to this episode where Bryce Dallas Howard feels quite at home in. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

"Nosedive" shows that you don't need dramatic twists to have a great episode of Black Mirror.

Jun 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Quite possibly the most stylized episode of the entire series thus far, "Nosedive" benefits from its stellar production values and director Joe Wright's eye painting on a larger canvas.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a fun one to watch, with a central idea that certainly pays off in "Nosedive's" final satisfying moments, but there's still something about the episode's predictability that feels woefully surface-level...

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…

The problem with this story is that it's merely an accelerated version of the world we live in now. And so quantitative change does not really mean qualitative change.

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…