Black Mirror - Season 3, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

Men Against Fire



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Episode Info

Future soldiers Stripe (Malachi Kirby) and Raiman (Madeline Brewer) must protect frightened villagers from an infestation of vicious feral mutants. Technologically, they have the edge - but will that help them survive?


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Critic reviews for Men Against Fire

Men Against Fire is one of the better episodes of the series, I think, because it actually featured a sharp twist with a message, and one that wasn't as obvious as the show's usual sermons (technology: bad, mob mentality: bad, brain implants: v. v. bad).

August 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Men Against Fire delves into the military Black Mirror style, and if that sounds like a combination of all kinds of frightening, you, dear reader, are right on the mark.

August 17, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The message of Men Against Fire is one of compassion... it's a message that's more important now than ever. Brooker may bludgeon us over the head with it, but maybe our heads were in need of some bludgeoning.

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

It's an intriguing premise undermined by somewhat sloppy execution.

August 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Once you recognize the direction it's headed in, however, the impact of the story might make you want to discard the news forever, because you've realized once again you're not just watching a show. You're already living it.

August 18, 2018 | Full Review…

"Men Against Fire" tries to be a grand episode of Black Mirror, almost a super production, but it fails in an underwhelming turn. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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