User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 84 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 84
  2. Negative: 6 out of 84

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  1. Sep 4, 2013
    4
    I am disappointed by what I saw trending in last season's Luther and is in the first two episodes in spades: the Criminal Minds style demented serial killer Jack the Ripper-ish etc. that the British love so. Shame shame Neil Cross. There's a great deal that's terrific about season 2, but nothing to compare to the wonderful Alice story. I like the new girl friend but based on the trailer guess she might be a plant. Oh lord. Expand
  2. Sep 23, 2012
    2
    A seemingly omnipotent villain, a smouldering idiot of a hero, cardboard cutout superiors, and pedestrian production doom this sad attempt at Angry-Loner-Cop-Show.
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Sep 28, 2011
    70
    Luther may veer off course at times, but it just about works because Elba never oversells Luther's charisma.
  2. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Sep 28, 2011
    80
    I promise you will roll your eyes at least once. And yet, each hour is so spellbinding, you may not realize you're leaving grip marks on your couch.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Sep 28, 2011
    83
    Series creator/writer Neil Cross continues to spin dark strands that stray unexpectedly into unsettling territory.