Black Mirror: Season 5 Reviews

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June 5, 2019
These episodes are lighter than you might expect from Black Mirror. There's no pitch-black Crocodile in amongst this batch, and one of them is positively a romp, but that's not to say that the themes aren't heavy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 5, 2019
Series five, newly out on Netflix, consists of only three episodes but each is richly suggestive, cunningly plotted and captivatingly played.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 5, 2019
Any anthology is going to yield somewhat uneven results, but Brooker's hitting percentage has been pretty envious. By that measure, a homerun, a single and a pop up isn't bad, but "Striking Vipers" is the one that really draws blood.
June 5, 2019
The three instalments vary in mood, genre and just about everything else (as anthologies are designed to do) but they share a new air of calm authority.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 5, 2019
As the world around us becomes more and more unstable, Black Mirror now finds itself in a precarious position. How can your dystopian sci-fi show compete with the actual impending actual dystopia?
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 5, 2019
It's slower, more methodical, and not at all what you're expecting. But there's a reason for just about every tonal choice, and it helps to deliver a brilliantly written and emotion-driven journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 5, 2019
Season 5 can't help but feel like a placeholder, something created only to fulfil certain contractual obligations, or perhaps to buy Charlie Brooker more time to create the next Bandersnatch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 4, 2019
The new season recalls the most human elements of past episodes while levying urgent indictments of the present.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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