Black Mirror - Season 3, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes

Hated in the Nation



Critic Consensus: "Hated in the Nation" concludes Black Mirror's third season on a strong note, effectively conveying the sometimes fatal consequences of online hate through a narrative that is morally complex and cinematically invigorating.

Episode Info

In near-future London, police detective Karin Parke (Kelly Macdonald) and her tech-savvy sidekick Blue (Faye Marsay) investigate a string of mysterious deaths with a sinister link to social media.


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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.

August 17, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

August 17, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

August 17, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

So much of "Hated in the Nation" is smart and weird and fascinating that it's a shame the whole thing isn't just a little bit tighter.

December 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

September 4, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

This episode...has the best cinematography of the series.

August 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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