Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor (2013)



Critic Consensus: Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor is a wistful swan song for Matt Smith, who gives such a graceful bow that he secures his place as one of the most essential Time Lords.


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Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe's deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them, the Doctor. -- (C) BBC

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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (3)

One last farewell to a Raggedy Man in a blue box.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

With this singular focus, you might expect this Christmas special to be a streamlined beast, a smooth ride, yet the nature of Steven Moffat's labyrinthine storytelling means that 'The Time of the Doctor' has a lot to accomplish.

Nov 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If you didn't well up a bit, shame on you - you're worse than even the most emotionally stunted Kaled mutant.

Nov 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

After 44 episodes spread across four years, magnificent Matt Smith discards his bowtie and lets it drop, poignantly, to the floor of the Tardis.

Nov 8, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

This episode belongs to Matt Smith, and it's entirely likely that this will go down as his finest work in the role.

Nov 8, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Time of the Doctor was a melancholic yet ultimately merry end to one of the show's best Doctors to date.

Nov 8, 2018 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

These past two months amounted to what can reasonably claim to be Doctor Who's biggest year. This end of days even gave us a fleeting return of Amy Pond. Yes, the Time of The Doctor was awfully good.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…
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The Time Of The Doctor was an instalment with an exciting start and a memorable ending.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

All in all, it's not a great way to honor Smith's years of service.

Mar 5, 2014 | Full Review…

While some aspects of the story may have been lost on the casual viewer, it was nevertheless an adventure the whole family could enjoy.

Jan 2, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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