Doctor Who - Season 9, Episode 11 - Rotten Tomatoes

Heaven Sent

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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.

Episode Info

Part 1 of 2. The Doctor faces his greatest challenge in the form of a fearsome creature known only as the Veil.

Cast

Critic reviews for Heaven Sent

The filmmaking here is some of the most gorgeous we've yet seen on Doctor Who.

November 30, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

November 29, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

November 29, 2015 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…

[Moffat] managed to write and produce possibly the most ambitious episode in Doctor Who history.

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

This was a brilliant episode of Doctor Who. Just amazing.

May 18, 2018 | Full Review…

This is tight, densely layered storytelling: thought-provoking, intellectually stimulating, and emotionally compelling.

December 1, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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