Doctor Who - Season 9, Episode 11 - Rotten Tomatoes

Heaven Sent



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.


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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