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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 26, 2007
  • Season #: 1
Mind Control with Derren Brown Image
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79

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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  • Summary: Like it says on the tin, the British sensation uses the power of suggestion to control unsuspecting people.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Reality
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 80
    It works largely because his victims are the ones doing the work, offering body language clues, lapping up subliminal messages, and proving their capacity for distraction.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Abernethy
    80
    Although Brown repeatedly manipulates behavior, Mind Control ultimately comes across as a refreshingly honest endeavor. The tricks are entertaining, and the explanations revelatory.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    80
    Mind Control is much cooler than your average foray into this realm, and by whatever methods its host employs, he has pretty well convinced me to watch again
  4. Reviewed by: Susan Stewart
    80
    Mr. Brown has bought into something real: our childlike joy in being fooled.
  5. 75
    The stunts (or whatever they're called) Brown performs, especially on tough, cynical New Yorkers, are hilarious and astounding.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. RobA
    Aug 21, 2007
    10
    This show is simply amazing. His books are astounding as well. This is a must see series and something that you don't want to miss.
  2. CiaranG.
    Aug 1, 2007
    10
    So good it has put me off the idea of Christianity! If Derren Brown can do it, then Jesus could have fooled us back then too1
  3. JoshuaR.
    Aug 4, 2007
    10
    Derren Brown is an extraordinary talent. With an increasingly inventive and shocking repertoire of illusions, he is surely the dark overlord of
  4. TKD
    Jul 28, 2007
    9
    A man so honest about his dishonesty that simply watching him go about his work is like a sinsiter artform. Clever and funny, this is a show i could watch again and again, whilst Derren laughs at us all with that huge, mind-reading brain of his. Is it misdirection? Or magic? Or showmanship? The answer is all and none, and woe betide anyone who tries to figure it out. Expand
  5. SeanB
    Jul 28, 2007
    9
    Derren Brown is great he does this live as well just to show he doesn't go around 100 time intil he gets it rite but he does get it wrong sometime like every one Expand
  6. JaneK.
    Dec 7, 2007
    7
    Entertaining. I never remember to watch it, but I confess when I find it's on, I sit through the entire show.
  7. Apr 24, 2013
    0
    Derren Brown is an unethical scam artist like person. Do not like him at all. He can only mess peoples mind, because medias made them weak-willed. He would never be able to mess with a mentally strong person... Expand

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