Black Mirror: Season 5 (2019)

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Season 5
Black Mirror

Critics Consensus

Though Black Mirror's abbreviated fifth season never quite reaches the heights (or surprises) of previous installments, it remains one of TVs strangest philosophical offerings -- for better or worse.

68%

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Critic Ratings: 38

54%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 100
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Air date: Jun 5, 2019
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Critic Reviews for Black Mirror Season 5

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (8)

Watching Black Mirror's three brand-new installments on Netflix makes it clear that the series, in our current TV universe, claims and holds the fantasy anthology series crown.

Jun 5, 2019 | Full Review…
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Series five, newly out on Netflix, consists of only three episodes but each is richly suggestive, cunningly plotted and captivatingly played.

Jun 5, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

In the best and worst exploitation tradition, "Striking Vipers" warns you not to treat others as a game. Then it goes ahead and does exactly that.

Aug 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 5 of Black Mirror is a more calm, focused look at the human stories of technological advancement and a thoughtful examination of our own complex relationships with each other.

Jul 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Black Mirror's fifth season rang in a new era of confidence and dedication to exploring the world of genre when it comes to creating impactful pieces.

Jul 3, 2019 | Full Review…

An anthology of this calibre can be forgiven its weaker moments and this season does enough to leave you wanting more.

Jun 27, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The concepts are simple, and yet showrunners Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones find evermore potent ways to drive down into humanity's darker instincts.

Jul 19, 2019 | Full Review…

The fifth season of Black Mirror isn't necessary bad -- each episode has a glimmer of something exciting -- but unfortunately that didn't quite go far enough.

Jun 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Overall, this season offers relatively lighter fare for what can typically be an extremely heady, dark watch. And outside of a few pieces of tech, these stories could very much play out in the real world today.

Jun 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Black Mirror still feels right - precisely because it feels so wrong.

Jun 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Black Mirror: Season 5

  • 4d ago
    Nothing strongly against any of the episodes. Fun to watch. Entertaining. The technologies used in these episodes are familiar but deployed in many creative ways.
  • Sep 10, 2019
    I can't express how shit this season is the episodes messages are horrendous and one of the episodes is a Disney movie and having sex in video games is fine if your drunk and one had so much potential and could have been great but it was just a don't text and drive message so clevr
  • Sep 08, 2019
    Disappointing to see a great show destroyed. Clearly they sold-out and tried appealing to the lowest common denominator. On top of that they took a progressive approach and spoiled it with g@y identity politics. Sad.
  • Sep 02, 2019
    I signed up for RT just to give season 3 a bad rating. All three episodes feels like they they took something they did before, rewrote it so it would be less exciting and less mind blowing (far from min blowing). The third episode was by far the worst. It was cringy and felt like some 6-70 year old white mans thought of how something «rad and cool» would look to teens.
  • Aug 30, 2019
    They lost sight of what made them good. It went to their heads and now they are putting out garbage.
  • Aug 29, 2019
    I want that part of my life back that I spent watching that last episode of season 5
  • Aug 24, 2019
    Comprised of one extremely boring episode to start as well as one that is absolutely terrible to end, season 5 of Black Mirror is simply saved by its brilliant middle episode full of great writing and Andrew Scott's spectacular performance.
  • Aug 21, 2019
    Seems like the black mirror traded its axe for a needle at best, Booker is better than that
  • Aug 19, 2019
    Worst disapointment iva had in my life, i really rather watch game of throne's last season instead or this shit, fuck you for fucking this up
  • Aug 15, 2019
    Season 5 was much lighter and less satirical, intense, thought provoking as my favorite Black Mirror episodes. But I still found it entertaining.

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