Peaky Blinders: Season 1 Reviews

July 23, 2018
I chided David Harewood for not sounding fully Yank in the Homeland premiere, but then didn't notice his accent one way or the other in any subsequent episode because I was involved in the story.
July 23, 2018
Stick with it - the cast is superb and the plot, as it shakes off a few early clichés, becomes truly absorbing.
July 23, 2018
Undeniably entertaining, though more as a soap romp than a drama; I didn't feel quite as involved with the gun heist from the Birmingham Small Arms factory and the warring gangs as I think I was meant to be.
July 23, 2018
Peaky Blinders might find itself overwhelmed by a tide of historical baggage washing away any fine detail in the characterisations.
January 23, 2018
Any lulls in the course of Peaky Blinders are more than accounted for by just getting to look at how wonderfully the series has resurrected Birmingham in the 1920s.
January 23, 2018
It is well acted and well directed and employs that meticulous attention to detail, but has yet to prove itself especially distinctive narratively.
May 25, 2017
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.
April 19, 2017
Overall this was pacy, looked good and was fun to watch.
November 9, 2015
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
Has more direct pleasures than the departed "Boardwalk Empire" thanks in part to a fresh, hellish setting and the reliable chill of Cillian Murphy, whose icy stare pairs well with the show's grim Nick Cave soundtrack.
November 9, 2015
Imagine Boardwalk Empire relocated to England and revamped as outright pulp instead of prestige TV, and you'd have something pretty close to Steven Knight's historical gangster drama
December 9, 2014
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.
October 28, 2014
Brutal violence, sex, and drugs in vintage gang drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 30, 2014
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 29, 2014
There's ample drama to be found in this particularly tumultuous moment in British history, and some will no doubt appreciate the unhurried pacing.