Peaky Blinders: Series 5 (2019)

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Series 5
Peaky Blinders

Critics Consensus

While Peaky Blinders's fifth season suffers somewhat from superficial characterization, it remains one of TVs most visually thrilling endeavors.

80%

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Critic Ratings: 20

85%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 246
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Series 5 of the crime family saga finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere.

Cast

Paul Anderson (XVIII)
as Arthur Shelby
Cillian Murphy
as Tommy Shelby
Helen McCrory
as Aunt Polly Gray
Joe Cole
as John Shelby
Sophie Rundle
as Ada Shelby
Natasha O'Keeffe
as Lizzie Stark
Kate Phillips
as Linda Shelby
Aidan Gillen
as Aberama Gold
Jack Rowan (II)
as Bonnie Gold
Kingsley Ben-Adir
as Col Ben Younger
Harry Kirton
as Finn Shelby
Packy Lee
as Johnny Dogs
Ned Dennehy
as Charlie Strong
Ian Peck
as Curly
Benjamin Zephaniah
as Jeremiah Jesus
Sam Claflin
as Oswald Mosley
Brian Gleeson
as Jimmy McCavern
Neil Maskell
as Winston Churchill
Kate Dickie
as Mother Superio
Emmett J Scanlan
as Billy Grade
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Critic Reviews for Peaky Blinders Series 5

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (2)

Twenty nine episodes in, Peaky Blinders proves it can still pack a punch.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Again, Paul Anderson as Tommy's bawling, brawling, semi-animal older brother, Arthur, filled the screen every time he appeared, never more so than when being humiliated by his wife.

Aug 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Season 5 of Peaky Blinders brings as many twists and turns as the previous seasons, and introduces some new players to the chess board, any of whom could rise from pawn to king.

Oct 15, 2019 | Full Review…

The Season 5 finale is a departure for the show, which generally wraps up with one of Tommy's unlikely, brilliant plans working out precisely the way he'd planned, or close to it.

Oct 14, 2019 | Full Review…

A season that steps into the quicksand of the Great Depression... clearly makes a door-kicking-open return to wonderfully portrayed gangsterism.

Oct 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Never mind the substance, feel the style. Roll on season six and, most likely, seven.

Sep 30, 2019 | Full Review…

This series has seen a much needed return to form, helped by Arthur going back to his mad old, bad old ways and the presence of genuine evil in the character of Oswald Mosely (Sam Claflin, terrific).

Aug 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Peaky Blinders has been one of the best dramas the BBC has produced in recent years and, for all the suspension of disbelief it demands of the viewer, the finale was still brilliantly exhilarating.

Sep 23, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

As much as I hate to say it, the Peaky Blinders finale was a let-down. But perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised that the big climax was a bit of a damp squib. The truth is the whole of season five was on the underwhelming side.

Aug 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Peaky Blinders is back and it is still the coolest show on television. Brace yourselves for six weeks of existential dread, revisionist history, stylish visuals and some seriously hammy Brummy accents.

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…

The series is undoubtedly stylish, indeed with too many stylistic tics for its own good, but the characters are really nothing more than violent thugs.

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Many of the show's trademark visual gimmicks are starting to look tired and self-parodic.

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Peaky Blinders: Series 5

  • 9h ago
    Very awesome!!! I love it
  • 1d ago
    Great show, can't wait to see more. The first season was refreshing from all the same old comic book shows out now. I hope they can keep it going and doesn't die with a whimper.
  • 2d ago
    Way better than the last two years!! Will look forward to season 6 with much anticipation!!
  • 2d ago
    Who is going to be the king in the family? This season is about the fact that how they got bankrupt because of not listening to the person who was making decisions for the whole family. The most exciting part of this season is that in the final episode, they left the main idea of the movie unfinished so every viewer would be very interested to see what is going to happen in the next season. Also, I think that this kind of ending made it the most interesting season. So this is the reason that I liked this season so much. Also, in this season, it shows that everyone should listen to the king who is controlling the family and the business since if they do not listen to him, they will lose everything that they have gained during those years.
  • 2d ago
    It lost consistency. I've stopped to watch it. What I liked in the previous seasons isn't there anymore.
  • 3d ago
    Love this show, cant wait for season six to come out! A must watch
  • 3d ago
    A wonderful season, we go into Tommy's mind and face his nightmares.
  • 3d ago
    Pure class, great cast, great story, keeps you on the edge of the seat. Really the viewer is spoilt.
  • 6d ago
    awesome when is season 6
  • 6d ago
    Gripping scenery, authentic dramatizations with memorable flashbacks to the tunnel rats of ww1. the narrative is convincing, the lead actors well composed and the first series was excellent. I am now on the second series and enjoying most of it however there are moments that lose tempo. Historical references are accurate, the landscaping is good as is the director of photography. I see excellence in this series and look forward to watching the next set of series to find out.

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