Black Mirror – Crocodile

Director: John Hillcoat

Writer: Charlie Brooker (Screenplay)

Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Andrew Gower, Kiran Sonia Sawar

 

Plot: A woman interviews various people using a device that allows her to access their memories.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Suspenseful Thriller

 

Story: Crocodile starts as Mia Nolan (Riseborough) is forced to cover up an accident by her then boyfriend, 15-year-later she has moved on with her life, married with a child and a good career. When her boyfriend from her past wants to spill the beans, and let his guilt go, Mia can’t afford to let this truth out.

Shazia Akhand (Sawar) on the other side of things in an insurance claim investigator, looking into an accident from outside the hotel this same night, she uses a device which can use the memories to build a case, when the paths cross Mia could be the key witness, but her activities in the hotel room could expose the truth.

 

Thoughts on Crocodile

 

StoryThis is one of the first stories here that splits into two for the first half, this is good because we get good development for both Mia & Shazia characters, we also get the idea of two career women, one that is going to always be haunted by her past, while the other is looking at the bright future with her new born child. This is a slow burning story that escalates into one that keeps you on edge till the final moments as you are left wondering just how far things can go.


Scene of the Episode –
The meeting of Mia and Shazia, is a wonderful tense moment.

That Moment That Annoyed Me There does seem to be a couple of moments which don’t fit the pace we are looking to get to.

Final ThoughtsThis is one episode which does start slow and finishes with you on the edge of your seat, with the suspense ramped up the max. I was thinking this was going put this down as a disappointment only for it have one of the best final 15 minutes so far.

 

Overall: Deliveries in the final third.

Rating

 

 

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