Critic Consensus: Peter Capaldi turns in a one-man command performance in this episode's exploration of grief, and a surprise turn of events sets up an explosive season finale.
Critic reviews for Heaven Sent
The filmmaking here is some of the most gorgeous we've yet seen on Doctor Who.
This episode was gold dust for fans of Moffat's fanbait mysteries, which, I uncharitably feel, are beginning to take on a slightly mechanistic air, like the scriptwriter equivalent of search-engine optimisation.
As we all reel back from the last episode, you could forgive the writers for giving us a more subdued episode. Instead, they pull all the stops out, giving Peter Capaldi a one-man show that changes everything we thought we knew about the Doctor.
[Moffat] managed to write and produce possibly the most ambitious episode in Doctor Who history.
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