Critic Consensus: Terrifically tense and twisty, "Shut Up and Dance" is well-paced and incredibly unsettling, leaving viewers stunned and with a greater distaste for humanity than normally evoked from an average episode Black Mirror.
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Critic reviews for Shut Up and Dance
No episode of "Black Mirror" will leave you feeling worse about humanity than this one. It's brilliantly plotted and paced, and the ultimate prank is on you. Oh, also? It could happen.
The episode felt like too much of an endurance test, with no clear message or moment of redemption to take away from it.
Shut Up and Dance, which has almost zero actual dancing, taps into a fear that's probably crossed everybody's mind at some point now that we're in the internet age: cyber blackmail.
[It's a] soul-scorching, relentlessly riveting new episode .
It's not that "Shut Up and Dance" is a bad hour of entertainment - it's that it's a half-measure approach to a concept we've seen done a dozen times before and frequently executed with more menace and wit.
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