Black Mirror - Season 3, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes

San Junipero

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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.

Episode Info

California, 1987: San Junipero is a fun-loving beach town synonymous with sun, surf, and sex. And for recent arrivals Yorkie (Mackenzie Davis) and Kelly (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), it's going to be a life-changer ...

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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.

October 2, 2018 | Full Review…
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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.

August 17, 2018 | Full Review…

This episode, which plays with the ol' heart strings like it's been taking lessons, has plenty of big twists.

August 17, 2018 | Full Review…
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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.

August 17, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"San Junipero" feels like a promise - Black Mirror will never stop surprising us.

December 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Certainly the most uplifting episode of Black Mirror, "San Junipero" works largely due to its perfectly cast pair of leads.

October 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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