Black Mirror: Season 5 Reviews

August 22, 2019
In the best and worst exploitation tradition, "Striking Vipers" warns you not to treat others as a game. Then it goes ahead and does exactly that.
June 25, 2019
The fifth season of Black Mirror isn't necessary bad -- each episode has a glimmer of something exciting -- but unfortunately that didn't quite go far enough.
June 6, 2019
The three episodes combine, however, to make for a slight and overly long viewing experience.
June 5, 2019
'Black Mirror' has lost its spark as season five leans on findings of the past. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 5, 2019
Season five is a mess, and nothing about it suggests that Black Mirror retains its original, unnerving insight into the ever-blurring borders between the digital and the human.
June 5, 2019
Brooker still has the teeth - and the imagination to craft tales that link into our techno-paranoia, showing us a world gone wrong where we are not too careful - but the bite is somewhat lacking.
June 5, 2019
Compared to the deep imaginative voyages of previous series... the new season feels woefully underpowered.
June 5, 2019
Such dissonance underscores the impression, supported by the occasional but conspicuous Britishisms that issue from the mouths of American characters in the Netflix seasons, that Brooker isn't getting enough feedback on his scripts.
June 5, 2019
It's weird to feel so poorly about three arguably good episodes of television, but the short length of Season 5 only serves to highlight the deficiencies of the season as a whole.
June 5, 2019
The fifth series of Black Mirror is comprised of episodes that feel less like the work of Brooker and more like thin, wanting knock-offs that were inspired by him.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10