Hang the DJ
Black Mirror Season 4



Critic Ratings: 22
Critics Consensus

Surprisingly sweet and satisfyingly slight, "Hang the DJ" adds a welcome dose of optimism to the Black Mirror canon.

Episode Info

Matched together by a dating project that gives all relationships an expiry date, Amy and Frank quickly start to doubt the system's reasoning.


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Critic Reviews for Hang the DJ

A sweeter version of the cynicism people watch Black Mirror to see.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There is a greater sense of hope here than in the standard Black Mirror story.

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

It's a heartwarming episode with a sting in its tail.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…

[It] does not have the sweep or depth of "San Junipero" but at least smuggles its devastating and sour lines of thinking into a lighter tale about the ultimate matchmaking service.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Unlike many Black Mirror episodes, it has a purely happy ending. But this episode skillfully uses the Black Mirror approach of dropping us into an unfamiliar world and making us figure out the rules as we go.

Jun 10, 2019 | Full Review…

There's sly humor throughout about the absurdity of automated matchmaking and the story builds to a beautifully touching finish. If you only watch one Black Mirror this season? Make it this one.

Nov 20, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Sweeter still, where too many Black Mirror episodes are undone by their final moments, "Hang the DJ" has a delicious final tag that brings the events of the episode into larger, incredibly satisfying relief.

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Known by many as the "San Junipero" of this season, "Hang the DJ" succeeds over its predecessor with its satisfying and surprising ending. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

"Hang the DJ" is a refreshing dose of optimism -- one that shows this anthology is still at its best when it dares to take risks.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The unabashedly romantic, thoroughly not on brand "Hang the DJ" is the best episode in the series' history.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…