Arkangel
Black Mirror Season 4

75%

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Critic Ratings: 20
Critics Consensus

Though a bit too on the nose, "Arkangel" brings balance to Black Mirror's typically frenetic episodes with a calm, contemplative, and compelling installment.

Episode Info

Worried about her daughter's safety, single mom Marie signs up for a cutting-edge device that monitors the girl's whereabouts -- and much more.

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Critic Reviews for Arkangel

Arkangel is ultimately archetypal Black Mirror, almost to a fault.

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

The moral of "Arkangel" becomes increasingly obvious, and fairly ponderous.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Director Jodie Foster crafts a tense and eerie tale that raises fascinating questions about the limits of good parenting, and Witt is flat-out terrific in a demanding, not-always-sympathetic role.

Nov 20, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Arkangel really comes across as a neat indie movie, that isn't too far away from our current day. The star of this episode is Rosemarie Dewitt who gives the best performance of all the season four episodes.

Aug 21, 2018 | Full Review…

The mother's no monster - but monstrous things happen - and so she joins the list of strong, flawed women who lead the stories of this season.

Aug 21, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Foster's excellent direction lends the episode a weighty realism which hammers home how near future this could be.

Aug 21, 2018 | Full Review…

There was something unsatirically useful about Arkangel, something uncomically generative. Seriously, what if we're looking for all society's ills in the wrong place?

Aug 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Compared to many of the shows adrenaline-charged episodes, 'Arkangel' is relatively calm and level-headed in its presentation, an approach that pairs well with Foster's directorial style...

Aug 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Visually flat and miscast, 'ArkAngel' is fine, but is unlikely to be anyone's favourite episode of season 4.

Aug 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Short, sweet and seething with the backstabbed martyrdom of a scorned helicopter mom, "Arkangel" is the perfect sci-fi encapsulation of the "mama bear" trope.

Aug 21, 2018 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…