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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.
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.
Lawther's performance stands out and the episode will leave viewers questioning humanity.
There's some decent character work in the middle...but the rest is sheer unpleasantness in want of a greater statement.
"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.
There's an outrageousness to Shut Up and Dance that makes it both easier and more difficult to enjoy. It's the most suspense-driven and conventional of the third season.
Often, it feels almost too sadistic, but this heavy-handedness doesn't feel out of place. While not my favorite episode, it succeeds in being deeply unsettling
The twist makes sense as a plot mechanism -- but the revelation, coupled with a dated trollface meme, turns the episode extremely bleak, even for Black Mirror.
Shut Up and Dance grippingly demonstrates how dangerous our tendency to use the Internet as an extension of ourselves has become, and how easily it can be used to manipulate us -- in the most despicable ways.
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.
An overwhelming story of psychological terror, a spooky road trip that could never have a good ending. [Full Review in Spanish]
This one is just rubbish.