Black Mirror - Season 3, Episode 3 - Rotten Tomatoes

Shut Up and Dance

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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.

Episode Info

When withdrawn 19-year- old Kenny (Alex Lawther) stumbles headlong into an online trap, he is quickly forced into an uneasy alliance with shifty Hector (Jerome Flynn) - both of them at the mercy of persons unknown.

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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.

October 2, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The episode felt like too much of an endurance test, with no clear message or moment of redemption to take away from it.

August 17, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

August 17, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

[It's a] soul-scorching, relentlessly riveting new episode .

August 17, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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.

December 3, 2018 | Full Review…

"Shut Up and Dance" certainly has its merits, but it's also perhaps the most succinct example of just how wrong Black Mirror can go.

October 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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