Metalhead

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Critic Consensus: Though "Metalhead" is the show's shortest installment, the bleakness of its plot and spareness of its thrills can often make it feel longer -- though some may appreciate its claustrophobic beauty.

Episode Info

At a deserted warehouse, people seeking out supplies come across a cutthroat enemy and try to escape through barren desert.

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Critic Reviews for Metalhead

This bleak and stripped down survival story is an all-out stunner.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…
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A gripping, claustrophobic battle between woman and machine...

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Interesting as all this is, however, it's not enough to sustain Metalhead over its 40-minute running time...this feels more like an elongated short.

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

The visuals were what carried me through the quieter moments, with Slade making sure every glimpse of the empty moors in high-contrast black-and-white photography jumps out at the viewer.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…

"Metalhead" is so tense, it's almost not any fun at all. But then again, that kind of dichotomy is what makes Black Mirror so mesmerizing in the first place.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…

We never learn enough about the woman to care very much whether she survives or not.

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

The sparse dialogue only creates more space for the fear, desperation and, ultimately, the story to expand into.

Feb 19, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

At 40 minutes long, it's likely the show's shortest episode yet, but it drags anyway, somehow unhelped by its manic pacing and thumping score.

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Most episodes of Black Mirror posit themselves as cautionary tales, and yet Metalhead is one of the few in which all of the alarmism feels merited.

Aug 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

...its simplicity makes it too much of a contained story when compared to the rest of the season four offerings.

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…