Luther: Season 5 Reviews

June 3, 2019
The fifth season -- for perhaps the first time -- feels as if it's gone back to this well once too often.
June 3, 2019
This new season maintains a consistent tension throughout its run and even when the creeps are familiar, series creator Neil Cross frosts them with a layer of sinister that feels impossible to duplicate or, if not that, at least would be tough to attempt.
June 3, 2019
This Luther feels a bit more back-to-basics, if still winkingly aware of its excesses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 3, 2019
The show lives off the tension between Cross's grand-guignol theatrics and Elba's immensely world-weary, endearing performance as Luther.
March 7, 2019
Luther stuck the landing this time. Let's leave it alone now.
March 7, 2019
We are all relieved. It's all fun and games being a maverick until someone loses a head.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 9, 2019
It continues to amaze me that a show can be so duff in so many ways -- fundamentally nonsensical, a plot entirely reliant on Luther having convenient sudden feelings about things... and yet it doesn't matter one bit, because it's so entertaining.
January 4, 2019
Luther is always electrifying when Alice is around.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5