Doctor Who - Season 9, Episode 10 - Rotten Tomatoes

Face the Raven



Critic Consensus: "Face the Raven" delivers the much anticipated departure of a beloved Doctor Who character in a farewell handled admirably by both Coleman and Capaldi.

Episode Info

The Doctor and Clara visit a magical alien world hidden in the heart of London.


Critic reviews for Face the Raven

Can we talk about how good Capaldi looks in burgundy velvet? The words "damn" and "fine" spring to mind... It's Jon Pertwee's Third Doctor meets Paul Weller and it works. Don't think about the upcoming sadness. Just focus on the jacket.

November 22, 2015 | Full Review…

The oddest thing about "Fear the Raven," and the most interesting, is just how resigned to it all the Doctor seems. Sure, he fights to save Clara, but he also seems to know what's coming.

November 23, 2015 | Full Review…

A resounding yes. The final farewell between the Doctor and Clara may have teetered onto the wrong side of overwrought, but the story was beautifully played out with yet another stand-out performance from Capaldi.

November 22, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"Face The Raven" transcends the usual mix of gadgetry and running around that it is attendant on Doctor Who writers to deliver week in, week out. It is, quite simply, the first undisputed masterpiece of the Capaldi era.

November 23, 2015 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

While I love Jenna, she probably should have been written out last season. Clara has been underused and poorly handled this year. What they've done to the character has left a bad taste in my mouth.

November 22, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The episode does well by everyone involved, giving Clara a memorable exit, while at the same time demonstrating her importance both to the Doctor as a character and to the narrative in terms of the season's overarching themes and ideas.

November 22, 2015 | Full Review…

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