Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)


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Critic Consensus: While Bandersnatch marks an innovative step forward for interactive content, its meta narrative can't quite sustain interest over multiple viewings -- though it provides enough trademark Black Mirror tech horror to warrant at least one watch.

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In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a sprawling fantasy novel into a video game and soon faces a mind-mangling challenge.

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Writer Charlie Brooker's take on the medium stands out from the bunch. Not only is it unlike anything you've ever seen in this medium, it also makes you think in ways that only a show as dark and existential as Black Mirror can.

January 3, 2019 | Full Review…

It's fiendish stuff, but an undeniably clever new entry in the boundlessly reflective Black Mirror canon: the episode that never ends.

January 3, 2019 | Full Review…

It's tech we're supposed to be able to boss around that bosses us around instead. In that way, it's a perfect Netflix show.

December 30, 2018 | Full Review…
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The question though is 'Is it any good as a film?' I'm torn between choosing 'YES' or 'NO.' Is there a third option?

December 30, 2018 | Full Review…

A hard-to-define, but impossible to forget, experience.

December 30, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

In giving the viewer a smattering of choice, Black Mirror's most disturbing episode yet argues forcefully that none of us are really in control of anything.

December 30, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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