Critic Consensus: Black Mirror delivers an uncharacteristically uplifting and enjoyable ending in "San Junipero," an especially bright and sweetly surprising episode that benefits greatly from its vibrant lead performances.
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Critic reviews for San Junipero
Hard sci-fi with heart. This is another episode that, if it were a film, would be a Best Picture contender.
San Junipero was easily my favorite of this batch of Black Mirror episodes... Its tone was so radically different -- this is the one story in which the implications of future technology are somewhat bright, and I was all the more relieved for it.
This episode, which plays with the ol' heart strings like it's been taking lessons, has plenty of big twists.
What holds your interest is Mbatha-Raw -- who brings enough vivacity and conviction to what's essentially a cipher of a role for the proudly tearjerking ending to land with a satisfying emotional thwack.
"San Junipero" feels like a promise - Black Mirror will never stop surprising us.
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