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Critic reviews for Hated in the Nation
Hated in the Nation is blunt, but its target is diffuse... It's a depressing note to end Black Mirror on, but a fitting one -- a caution to its audience to never feel too high and mighty about your conduct online.
The story is 90 minutes of classic pulp mystery (feature-length ain't no thang on Netflix mang), but because this is one of the darkest sci-fi series to ever hit the small screen.
Director James Hawes is a TV mini-series stalwart -- and he uses the episode's larger canvas to give the moral complexities of Brooker's script the breathing space they deserve.
I do admit that the episode introduces some real topical discussion but there is nothing studious or compelling about literalized murder resulting from internet hate.
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