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…
Top Critic

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…

We found practically everything about the first 2/3 of this episode to be sheer nonsense.

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

In one of the show's most effective, emotional moments, Clara tells the Doctor that he mustn't become a warrior -he has to stay the Doctor, no matter what.

May 18, 2018 | 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…

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