Luther: Season 5 (2019)


Season 5

Critics Consensus

Luther returns in fine form from its extended exodus with a grizzly mystery and the welcome reappearance of Ruth Wilson's psychotic villain, Alice Morgan.



Critic Ratings: 35


Audience Score

User Ratings: 19
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Air date: Jun 2, 2019
Air date: Jun 9, 2019
Air date: Jun 16, 2019
Air date: Jun 23, 2019

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Idris Elba, known for playing drug dealer Stringer Bell on The Wire, is back in the fifth seies of Luther as he explores life on the other side of the law in this psychological crimedrama from acclaimed crime writer Neil Cross.


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 Schenk
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Critic Reviews for Luther Season 5

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (8)

Five seasons in, it is, as Halliday calls it, a "psycho-sexual jamboree", but we're still jumping in our seats.

Feb 13, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Almost eight years on, Luther remains a terrific series, one of intensity that still brings special moments of visual and theatrical virtuosity.

Feb 8, 2019 | Full Review…

It veered dangerously close to torture porn at times, with lingering shots of stab wounds and severed extremities.

Jan 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Luther only makes it to air every few years, often doing so without Alice, an enormous part of the show's dynamism. What a relief, then, to see her return in the new series

Jan 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Luther is at its worst, and at its best, when it is overbearing in its pessimism. The series puts its characters through the meat design, Luther bums the viewer out.

Jun 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Two of the hottest stars on cable TV are back together: Idris Elba and Ruth Wilson as his ex-girlfriend Alice. But wasn't she presumed dead? So we thought, but now she's back, bad as ever!

Jun 19, 2019 | Full Review…

It's been four years since the two-episode fourth season of Luther, and nine years since Ruth Wilson's Alice Morgan got a full-fledged arc in a Luther season, which may be why season five is the best Luther season since at least the second.

Jun 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Nailed It!

Jun 11, 2019 | Full Review…

"Luther" is so well-done that even moments that suspend belief come across as stylish and disturbing.

Jun 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Elba has referred to "Luther" as his James Bond. If there is another chapter, the franchise needs a reboot.

Jun 4, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Luther: Season 5

  • 12h ago
    None of the characters were developed enough to care about them. A stronger connection between Luther and Alice would have helped make her fury understandable.
  • Jul 07, 2019
    Incredible Writing, and the continuation of a power house performance by Idris Elba.
  • Jul 01, 2019
    A step down but still VERY well done
  • Jun 27, 2019
    I do not understand how they can have such great acting and such a terrible script! They made Alison a terrible character and she is such a attribute to this show, went bring her back if you were going to mess up so bad. I am pressed that I have this show another season after the last. It will go down as the show that should have been amazing.

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