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User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19

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  1. Dec 3, 2011
    5
    Another British police caper along the lines of Luther with the same inane dialog and plotting. We've got a new inspector who's obsessive compulsive, just to tweak the character line, an ongoing story line of copy cat murderers following historical cases, and as usual with Brit shows a corrupt bosses track. If you can ignore ludicrous plot holes and faux characters it's just entertainingAnother British police caper along the lines of Luther with the same inane dialog and plotting. We've got a new inspector who's obsessive compulsive, just to tweak the character line, an ongoing story line of copy cat murderers following historical cases, and as usual with Brit shows a corrupt bosses track. If you can ignore ludicrous plot holes and faux characters it's just entertaining enough to while away an hour. The guys who wrote MI-5 seem to be writing all this UK crap. Expand
  2. Oct 2, 2013
    8
    Engrossing story and excellent mix of characters and actors. This cast, if given ample opportunity, will grow into a solid well rounded show with scope to move in to the shadows of the mind.
  3. Nov 24, 2011
    9
    A bit of quality drama on ITV for a change, excellent acting, great script and story regarding Jack the Ripper :) second series was also good, hope for a third soon!
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Oct 26, 2011
    80
    [An] evocative six-part crime thriller.
  2. Reviewed by: Ross Langager
    Oct 26, 2011
    70
    Even if it slips into generic tropes here and there, Whitechapel's own veneer of nicely crafted entertainment remains intact.
  3. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Oct 26, 2011
    88
    Whitechapel defies the odds, however, rising above its cliches with solid writing, taut direction, evocative cinematography and great performances by Penry-Jones, Davis and Pemberton.