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Peaky Blinders: Series 1 (2013)

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Peaky Blinders is an epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of post-war Birmingham on the cusp of the 1920s.

Cast

Cillian Murphy
as Tommy Shelby
Sam Neill
as CI Campbell
Helen McCrory
as Aunt Polly Gray
Annabelle Wallis
as Grace Burgess
Joe Cole
as John Shelby
Sophie Rundle
as Ada Shelby
Paul Anderson (XVIII)
as Arthur Shelby
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Critic Reviews for Peaky Blinders: Series 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Peaky Blinders might just be worth the investment of a few stray hours. It's hardly revolutionary, but, like the industrial laborers in its 1919 Birmingham, England, setting, it gets the job done.

December 9, 2014 | Full Review…

Everything from the colours, sets, costumes, editing and cinematography is swoon-worthy right. Peaky Blinders takes the liberty to be mystical, lyrical and a visual treat.

May 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Overall this was pacy, looked good and was fun to watch.

April 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Brutal violence, sex, and drugs in vintage gang drama.

October 28, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

However familiar its building blocks, the U.K. gangster drama is positively bursting with irrepressible energy, and it's proof that, whatever a show's premise, capable execution is everything.

November 9, 2015 | Full Review…

For a sprawling soap opera that packs in Roma curses, shell shock, hash pipes, Chinatown prostitutes and gang members sporting the 1919 version of a half-shaved boy-band haircut, it doesn't have quite enough juice

September 30, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Peaky Blinders: Series 1

Despite the striking initial impact, once you start digging into Peaky Blinders you find that this is a show without much depth or sense of pace and character development. It feels overly long even with only 6 episode for it's season. The villains lack any discernible motivation, the brothers are a nuisance and the female characters are underused because that's where relies most of the interesting bits. Still, visually it looks impressive and Cillian Murphy proves again he can do pretty much anything and glue you to the screen thanks to his charisma and well-balanced role. The musical choices are another huge draw for me... It just doesn't work adding Arctic Monkeys and White Stripes to a 1920s series, it gets pretty silly at times.

Francisco G.

Super Reviewer

Very promising first season that can go in some interesting directions.

JeffreyM.

Super Reviewer

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