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Luther: Season 2 (2011)




Critic Consensus: Luther delves into darker territory in its second season, and Idris Elba's outstanding performance make this a police procedural of uncommon weight and heft.


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Idris Elba, known for playing drug dealer Stringer Bell on "The Wire," is back in the second season of "Luther" as he explores life on the other side of the law in this psychological crime drama from acclaimed crime writer Neil Cross ("MI-5"). Elba portrays John Luther, a brilliant but tortured homicide detective who gets caught up in the psychological cat-and-mouse game between detective and criminal. Season 2 c ases include a masked serial murderer on the run and a killer who chooses his victims by rolling dice.


Idris Elba
as John Luther
Ruth Wilson
as Alice Morgan
Paul McGann
as Mark North
Warren Brown
as Det. Sgt. Justin Ripley
Kierston Wareing
as Caroline Jones
Dermot Crowley
as Martin Shenk

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Critic Reviews for Luther: Season 2

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

Luther S2 is the plain salted chips to S1's salt and vinegar - still good, just not as good.

April 28, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Luther, whose brilliance has been likened to Sherlock Holmes, returns.

September 28, 2011 | Full Review…
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

These four hours pack as much intensity and darkness as 22 episodes of many other police shows.

September 28, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Each hour is so spellbinding, you may not realize you're leaving grip marks on your couch.

September 28, 2011 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
Top Critic

This is one of the best performances on any channel in 2011.

September 28, 2011 | Full Review…

Few things are juicier than letting an actor wallow in the most damaged corners of the soul.

September 28, 2011 | Full Review…
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Things slightly improve on S02 by having some more well fleshed killers and some added depth to out titular character, but the rest is still bland as hell. Still makes for some mildly entertaining procedural episodes.

Francisco G.

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