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 so strongly hedged in heavy-handed messaging and, frankly, hammy acting that anything worthwhile gets lost in some awfully melodramatic clutter.

October 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Men Against Fire is a meandering bore, not even able to proffer the visual flare making even the most mediocre Black Mirror episode an aesthetic accomplishment.

September 4, 2018 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

"Men Against Fire" Is the best episode in Black Mirror's third season.

August 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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