Gangs of London: Season 1 Reviews

November 17, 2020
Gangs of London has copped criticism for its visceral brutality, but the brilliant cast, the character development, and its unromanticised depiction of a grimy, multi-ethnic underworld are compelling.
November 4, 2020
The highly choreographed action scenes are nothing short of stunning, but series creators and action-movie veterans Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery know that it's the characters that really do the heavy lifting.
October 2, 2020
It takes its story very seriously, "Gangs" does, but it's also audacious enough to engender good will and enigmatic enough to keep one engrossed.
September 28, 2020
A bold continuation of the mafia movie tradition, yet like the inexperienced figures at its center, the show carves its own enthralling path.
July 15, 2020
My only problem with it is down to the length. It's a 90 minute opening episode and it's a long 90 minutes too.
April 28, 2020
Gangs of London promises to be a wild and wildly polished ride, even before the twist at the end of the 90-minute opener.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 24, 2020
The show does well to quickly build its own mythology, and there are interesting elements sprinkled throughout related to class, race and poor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 24, 2020
GoL was clearly expensive to make. It is also very, very violent, and in creatively balletic ways.
April 24, 2020
Joe Cole is terrific as Sean Wallace... He presented, to me at least, as a complex, repressed soul, a young man prepared to kill and torture for the family name and prove his macho credentials, but whose heart is not in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 23, 2020
[A] curiously mixed bag, held up by some plodding pacing and a script so leaden it might as well have been given a Chicago overcoat.