Luther: Season 4 (2015)



Critic Consensus: Idris Elba remains the best thing about Luther in an all-too-brief season which packs a lot of plot into a short time frame.


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Air date: Dec 17, 2015
Air date: Dec 17, 2015

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On a leave of absence from the police force, Luther is laying low in a rundown cottage on the edge of England. But a visit from his old colleagues at the Met brings a shocking piece of news that draws him back to London in search of the truth. Meanwhile, a gruesome serial killer has struck the city, eating body parts as he goes.


Idris Elba
as John Luther
Warren Brown
as DS Justin Ripley
Dermot Crowley
as Martin Schenk
Darren Boyd
as DCI Theo Bloom
Michael Smiley
as DS Benny Silver
Rose Leslie
as DS Emma Lane
Joanna Croll
as Chloe Morley
Laura Haddock
as Megan Cantor
Patrick Malahide
as George Cornelius
John Heffernan
as Steven Rose
Michael Obiora
as Errol Minty
Simone James
as Mel Cornelius
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Critic Reviews for Luther Season 4

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

Luther, whose first season remains its best, is going on too long. Time to let the weary detective return to his cottage and ponder the waves.

Dec 21, 2015 | Full Review…

I hope that episode two slows things down. When you have a character as good as John Luther, and an actor playing him who basically is that man, it would be nice to spend a little more time in his company.

Dec 17, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I didn't really mind not knowing what was going on because I was mostly just watching Elba.

Dec 30, 2015 | Full Review…

In the end, as Luther walks toward the camera, his trademark trench coat, steely gaze, and a musical cue from The Cure the only accessories he needs, Luther is successful in that is leaves the audience hungry for more.

Dec 20, 2015 | Full Review…

This new two-parter looks unlikely to reinvent the wheel, but for sheer entertainment value, there are still few drama series that can hope to match John's exploits.

Dec 18, 2015 | Full Review…

This is one overstuffed show. Previous installments have been at least a miniseries, and the truncated running time is probably a concession to Elba's schedule and success in big-budget films, but it cramps the story.

Dec 17, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The middle of everything, Idris Elba was as good as he's ever been. Despite everything that's happened to him lately -- despite Marvel and Mandela and Beasts of No Nation -- I'd argue that Luther still represents Elba at his absolute best.

Dec 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Luther: Outlaw has all the hallmarks that made the series stand out in the first place.

Dec 17, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It's good to have you back, John. Oh, and love the suit.

Dec 17, 2015 | Full Review…

I found it rather hard to watch, at least until Elba's marvellous, monosyllabic maverick was back in control.

Dec 16, 2015 | Full Review…

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