Black Mirror: Season 4 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Black Mirror: Season 4 Reviews

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January 17, 2018
My favorite of the season, "USS Callister" represents the full range of what Black Mirror can be: twisty, dark and humorous with real-world implications.
January 12, 2018
This season has also reduced and clarified the themes under the show's microscope, and therefore focused Black Mirror into a more coherent work.
January 11, 2018
The six roomy new episodes of Charlie Brooker's anthology series play like a Rod Serling snack pack of dreadful speculation.
January 5, 2018
In an age of paranoia, dislocation, and the increasing sense that we belong to our devices instead of vice versa, Black Mirror is essential viewing.
January 4, 2018
[USS Callister] cements Black Mirror as a show which understands video games in a way that few others do.
January 4, 2018
Black Mirror remains one of the small screen's most unsettling, unpredictable and audacious operations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 3, 2018
Among this season's six new episodes, "USS Callister" is a standout that layers horror and comedy, creating a situation that's hilarious and chilling.
January 3, 2018
The best Black Mirror episodes - of which "USS Callister" is definitely one - identify issues lurking beneath the surface of the real world and extrapolate them into a future where technology has given them form and heft.
January 3, 2018
Charlie Brooker's somber series has made a name for itself by taking viewers into a digital dystopia again and again, but lately, it seems Black Mirror is finding greater success guiding audiences to a more hopeful place.
January 3, 2018
But Season 4's standout episodes have suspense and ambition to spare and will get you thinking nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 2, 2018
Brooker did it again.
Top Critic
January 2, 2018
It's a delightful subversion, and exactly the sort of cynicism I watch "Black Mirror" to see.
December 29, 2017
Season 4 suggests Brooker's mind is as imaginative and twisted as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 29, 2017
With its winningly ghoulish approach to mankind's immaturely bearish embrace of technology, Black Mirror is the rare TV series that is delivered in the perfect format, funneling a wide variety of anthologized stories through Charlie Brooker's tonal prism.
December 29, 2017
Black Mirror has come so far now, with diverse genres, delayed plot device reveals and super-sized budgets.
December 29, 2017
There are plenty of dark Black Mirror tales worthy of your time this season.
December 29, 2017
Foster brings a sensitive and emotional US indie-movie style to the story,
December 29, 2017
As is suggested in [Season 4,] it is possible for love and humanity to prevail, and thrilling when they do -- it's not a betrayal of "serious" storytelling to let the light in occasionally.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 29, 2017
Overall, Season 4 is a truly mixed bag, evenly split between gems and duds. But the great thing about Black Mirror is you can watch the episodes in any order.
December 29, 2017
Black Mirror has wowed viewers with its Twilight Zone-esque stories of parallel universes and make-believe societies - but Season 4's "U.S.S. Callister" episode of the Netflix series strikes an uncomfortably prescient chord.
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