Black Mirror - Season 5, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes




Critic Consensus: A slippery moral dilemma and a superb turn from Andrew Scott make "Smithereens" watchable, even if its familiar story feels more like an early episode of Black Mirror than a fresh futuristic horror story.

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A London-based driver captures a social media mogul, sparking an international state of emergency.


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Critic reviews for Smithereens

Much of the "Smithereens'" success can be attributed to Andrew Scott's committed, textured performance.

June 5, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

"Smithereens" gets in a few interesting jabs, but Charlie Brooker's script is hampered by how thin the plot is, how long it takes for the action to get going, and how simplistic the big mystery turns out to be.

June 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Probably the best of this season's crop, and it does it all without any unlikely fictional technology.

August 22, 2019 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Slow to start, but once Topher Grace enters this episode you will be on the edge of your seat. Once again Black Mirror hits home with technology today.

June 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The criticism and condemnation may be familiar, but it's freshened up in the form of a thrilling and occasionally heart-breaking hostage drama.

June 12, 2019 | Full Review…

This swing-and-a-miss approach continues into the next two episodes, sadly...

June 12, 2019 | Full Review…

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