User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17

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  1. 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!
  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. 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 entertaining enough to while away an hour. The guys who wrote MI-5 seem to be writing all this UK crap. Collapse
Metascore
75

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.