#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Series Online Free – John Luther is a police detective, and a very good one. He deals with murder cases, often involving serial killers, and has a knack for getting inside the mind of the killer. However, his methods, personality and troubled private life often get him into strife with his superiors, leading some to regard him as the problem rather than the solution. Plot: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
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Crazy, unhinged, but great show
What’s remarkable about “Luther” is how series creator Neil Cross takes a rag-tag bag of clichés–brilliant but damaged rogue cop, long-suffering boss, genius killer, etc.–and makes it all seem so fresh. Of course, having the fantastic Idris Elba helps immeasurably. He doesn’t just act the part of Luther; he is Luther, fully inhabiting the role and moving like a force of nature through every scene. This is one of those rare times where you see an actor’s innate intelligence and physicality used perfectly. (Watching Luther decompensate, as he does at various times over the story arc, is really something to see.) Elba is matched every step of the way by Ruth Wilson, playing a sort of female Hannibal Lector–brilliant, amoral, remorseless, scary, and, I daresay, sexy. She and Elba make quite a pair, and their interplay is priceless.
Finally, it’s worth noting that this series, while ostensibly a cop show, has its own look and feel. It plays more like a beautifully filmed, weird morality play. (Cross makes the point that Luther believes in only two things, life and love, though the viewer will quickly see that, despite his damaged psyche and emotional baggage, he also ultimately believes in himself.) Some may think that it’s just insane, far-fetched, and way over the top. (which it sometimes is if you look closely and cynically). But I think that it exudes a unique vibe. Take a look at the impressionistic opening credits with Massive Attack on the soundtrack, and you’ll know right up front that this is something special.
(Reviewed after Season 5).
John Luther is a police detective, and a very good one. He deals with murder cases, often involving serial killers, and has a knack for getting inside the mind of the killer. However, his methods, personality and troubled private life often get him into strife with his superiors, leading some to regard him as the problem rather than the solution.
Superb drama. The plots around the crimes and the solving thereof are very clever and highly intriguing, with some great twists and turns, investigative work and psychological aspects. Good character drama too, with Luther and some of the other major characters given good character depth and development. Very gritty: hardly any character is above being killed off and it’s not all American-style gung ho, guns-blazing police work.
Great work by Idris Elba in the lead role with an excellent supporting cast. Ruth Wilson is especially good as Alice Morgan, as is Warren Brown as DS Ripley. Dermot Crowley is irritating as Martin Schenk, however, especially in Seasons 1 and 2.
On the negative side, while the main plots, tracking down the killers, are really good the writing gets a bit loose with the sub-plots. Plot developments don’t always make sense and it often seems a case of creating a tense, no-win situation for the sake of it. Season 2 has a great example of this, with the situation involving the mother and her daughter who ended up in the adult industry. The leverage they and then the criminals had over Luther never made any sense.
On a minor note, it would be great if the BBC had not added the “Next week” bits at the end. They gave away far too many twists and important plot developments. Yes, I could just skip the closing credits but the closing music was always so good…
Original Language en
Original Title Luther
Total Seasons 5
Released 17 Oct 2010
Release Year 2010–2019
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Writer Neil Cross
Actors Idris Elba, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley
Country United Kingdom
Awards Nominated for 11 Primetime Emmys. 16 wins & 69 nominations total
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