Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (50th Anniversary Special) Reviews

November 10, 2018
This is The Day of the Doctor in all his forms, justly celebrated, and set up for decades of new adventures.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 10, 2018
We could do an entire recap just talking about their memorable interactions and quoting all their snappy dialogue, and generally fawning over how great they worked together.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 10, 2018
A fantastic finale, plenty of fan-pleasing homages and an all-round fun escapade meant that, fittingly for the 50th anniversary, it was all gold.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.3/10
November 10, 2018
It was fascinating to see how Matt Smith and David Tennant interacted... They sparred terrifically with a fair amount of trademark humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 10, 2018
The great joy of The Day Of The Doctor is seeing the various incarnations of the Time Lord interact. Both Matt Smith and the returning David Tennant are in fine form, and the 10th and 11th Doctors prove to be a very funny double act.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 24, 2014
All in all, The Day of the Doctor is fleeting fun, a worthy torch-wielder for multi-Doctor specials of old, and a nice reminder of not only where the show is going, but just how much it means to fans stretching across several (re)generations.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 10, 2013
Non-Whovians will have next to no idea what's going on, but for the franchise's legions of fans, The Day of the Doctor will leave them jonesing for fifty more years of trips in the TARDIS.
December 5, 2013
What might be the best episode of the Moffat regime to date, which served as a very fine reminder of why Doctor Who has lasted half a century, and why it's likely to go on until the end of time.
December 3, 2013
Remains steadfastly niche.
November 25, 2013
It's just over an hour since I watched Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor and I'm still giddy.
November 25, 2013
Even if it might not be the greatest Doctor Who story ever, it was a more than worthy way to celebrate 50 years of time-travelling hijinks.
November 25, 2013
The episode delivered a beautifully executed story that should change the course of the story going forward.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 25, 2013
And yet the silliness in Doctor Who often serves as a counterweight to the show's humanistic gravity.
November 25, 2013
The special was that rare thing that caretakers of long-running properties so often talk about but are rarely able to pull off: an adventure with plenty to offer for fans old and new.
November 25, 2013
It was a triumphant achievement, loyal to the spirit of the whole Doctor Who enterprise.
November 25, 2013
The episode truly fired on all cylinders, from laughter to tears.
November 21, 2013
Even for those who don't watch Doctor Who regularly, it's a terrifically entertaining period piece with a lot of heart and appreciation for TV history.