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6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12

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  1. Oct 30, 2010
    9
    I have been watching the reruns of series one for many months now and am looking forward to the next season. Being Canadian, I enjoy the Brit legal system and the way the solicitors are allowed much more leeway in their courts. I also see and enjoy the way inter-racial relationships are represented in this series as they are in my country. I much prefer this series to any of the counterparts on this side of the Atlantic. Expand
  2. Feb 14, 2011
    9
    Excellent adaption. It keeps the best parts of the original and merges them with modern day England. Well worthy of the Law & Order brand. If only I had BBC America.
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. UK remakes the script in its own, veddy British image and comes up with a vibrant, layered, insightful look at how the system breaks down no matter what the metropolis.
  2. For those Americans who have fallen through some wormhole and have never seen "Law & Order," the British version is as good a place to start as any--Walsh, Bamber and Agyeman in particular deliver fine performances. And those put off by the new "Law & Order: Los Angeles" or just jonesing for the good old days, will no doubt find a trip to London positively...brilliant.
  3. 60
    To viewers new to the franchise, L&O: UK might prove a fine introduction. For dedicated watchers of the original, it might function as a kind of recap of the "best of" episodes from the series' entire life. But for the truly addicted, it will always be a paler, politer, well-bred echo of the Real Thing, better left on the side of the Atlantic where it originated.