Crocodile
Black Mirror Season 4

53%

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Critic Ratings: 17
Critics Consensus

Beautiful but blunt, "Crocodile"'s nightmarish concept can't quite overcome its own shallow nihilism.

Episode Info

Mia, an architect, struggles in keeping a deep secret hidden, while insurance auditor Shazia gathers people's recollections of a nearby accident.

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Critic Reviews for Crocodile

Ultimately, it's all a little too predictable, the intersection of technology with flawed humanity bringing about an expected response. Though there's a lot to enjoy, this is definitely one of Black Mirror's lesser episodes.

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

The lead of "Crocodile" is too nakedly evil, too lacking in redeeming features, to make that idea remotely compelling.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The award for most nightmarish goes to "Crocodile," a chill-inducing psychological carnage-fest filmed in the style of Scandinavian noir that I would happily unsee, if such a nefarious technology existed, thank you very much.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This one is ultimately too bitter a pill to swallow.

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

There's so much here that links to other Black Mirror episodes, with memory and privacy being two of the show's great themes.

Feb 7, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A descent into hell that contrasts with the freezing cold of the Icelandic landscapes in which this remarkable episode of the fourth season was filmed. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Sleek and skeletal.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The result - directed impressively by Lawless filmmaker John Hillcoat - is an often stylistically pleasing but disappointingly shallow equivalent to being hit over the head by a toaster for no real purpose.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Most of "Crocodile" plays out like a slow-motion nightmare, where you can see the next beat coming just before it happens, and then have to sit and watch in horror as it does. It's a good match for director John Hillcoat.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Though beautifully shot and wonderfully performed, the episode is a rare miss for Brooker, an indulgent, barbaric installment that will leave you feeling in need of a shower after watching.

Aug 17, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…