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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 41 out of 47
  2. Negative: 3 out of 47

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Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
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  1. Reviewed by: Sara Smith
    Feb 1, 2013
    80
    Ripper Street was clever enough not to hang its hat on the over-examined killings of the five Ripper victims, and clever fans of police procedurals will relish spending eight hours with cops who have to invent the crime-solving tools at their disposal.
  2. Reviewed by: Laurel Brown
    Jan 22, 2013
    80
    It all works. Although Ripper Street does move at the slow pace characteristic of most British dramas, every scene and every line has meaning.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jan 22, 2013
    58
    The overarching premise of the 15-episode season cracks and crumbles under the slightest scrutiny.