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Luther

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Luther


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A self-destructive near-genius, Luther might just be as dangerous as the depraved criminals he hunts. Luther follows his own moral code as much as the rules of criminal law. But he quickly becomes locked in a lethal battle of wits with Alicea, a beautiful, highly intelligent mass murderer, and his decision-making process becomes increasingly murky. Luther's lonely path pulls him towards the very edge of temptation.
Title: Luther
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] :, Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc. ;, Burbank, CA :, Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video,, [2010]
Edition: Widescreen presentation
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (348 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: a BBC/BBC America co-production ; 2 Entertain ; series creator and writer, Neil Cross ; directors, Brian Kirk, Sam Miller, Stefan Schwartz ; producer, Katie Swiden
Notes: Title from container
DVD release of episodes originally broadcast as a 6 part mini-series on the BBC America in 2010
Special features: Luther, the world of a true maverick featurette
Special features and language options may vary by copy
Contents: Disc 1. Episodes 1-3 (174 min.)
Disc 2. Episodes 4-6 ; Special features
Summary: A self-destructive near-genius, Luther might just be as dangerous as the depraved criminals he hunts. Luther follows his own moral code as much as the rules of criminal law. But he quickly becomes locked in a lethal battle of wits with Alicea, a beautiful, highly intelligent mass murderer, and his decision-making process becomes increasingly murky. Luther's lonely path pulls him towards the very edge of temptation.
Alternate Title: Luther (Television program)
ISBN: 0780665678
9780780665675
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama LUTHER
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I really enjoyed this series. Such a different approach, and how could you not LOVE that accent? He really steals the show. You just have to watch it. It's not like anything else!!!

Report This Dec 15, 2013
  • Denise2010 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This series leaves me half satisfied, and half disappointed. I really appreciated the acting, and the procedural part of the story is complex, but the secondary stories are so improbable as to take me out of the story. I can only suspend disbelief so far!

Report This Oct 20, 2013
  • docjnsuss rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Set in London the first series of Luther is an intense and action packed crime drama following the personal life and investigations of DCI John Luther. A newly formed Serious Crime Unit led by Luther and DCI Ian Reed investigate the high profile and horrendous crimes of sadistic killers. DCI Luther gets into the mind of these evil killers leaving psychological scars as well as little time to fix his broken marriage with Zoe. In the first case Luther is convinced that the brilliant PhD Alice Morgan killed her parents but he lacks the evidence to prove it. In an unexpected turn of events Luther develops an unusual relationship with Alice getting her help and advice in subsequent cases. DCI Luther is not a typical crime fighter as he tends to use unorthodox and dubious methods. The six episodes are violent and exciting thrillers ending with a dramatic conclusion.

Report This Oct 01, 2013
  • mjayh rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I wanted to like Luther, but a lot of his behavior is just too violent to overlook and forgive. I don't quite understand the appeal, and couldn't watch all of it. Just not my cup of tea.

Report This Aug 02, 2013
  • Parineeta rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Compelling procedural cop drama from across the pond.

Report This Jun 03, 2013
  • BrownPoohBear rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I placed this both seasons on hold after hearing rave reviews from friends about this series. I also thought I would like it since I'm a fan of another series called Vera and Case Stories. I didn't get the discs via the library after all because of the holds but they have it on Netflix. This series is incredible. I watched both seasons in one weekend and I fell in love with this. I can't wait for the next season. Brilliant acting, story lines...etc. Luther, scary good fun.

Report This May 28, 2013
  • ilove48whippets rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Great acting by Luther, his nemesis, and supporting actors, for most part. Luther is memorable and intense. Stories need work, though. Poor carry-over from the First to the Second Series, leaving lots of questions of what exactly happened in-between. I wasn't as thrilled about the series as some of the people here. A bit dark, and violent for my taste.

Report This May 03, 2013
  • xaipe rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Really great, well-acted series. I would love to see Idris Elba play Othello.

Report This Apr 19, 2013
  • JCLMichelleMB rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

this very short series came highly recommended by a savvy colleague. it took me a few episodes to warm up to dci luther. perhaps i expected another bbc detective instead of the unpredictable and omniscient center of this series? he's closer to sherlock holmes than wallander. the totally engrossing plot moves forward quickly based largely on luther's wit. the villians are the best part of this series. i'm sad that this series is only six episodes as it left me wanting more. warning: the next season is even shorter. you might want to check season 1 and season 2 out at the same time if possible for the optimal viewing marathon.

Report This Apr 06, 2013
  • kwakiutl rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Fast paced and somewhat entertaining. Idris Elba plays the temperamental explosive DCI to the hilt. [He is always breaking something...] I think his ability as an actor was better utilized in "the Wire". Luther is a little over the top in the writing, creating tense almost surreal story lines, that verge on the comical, and it is a shame. He is an intense actor, and I think the understatement of the "Stringer" character in the Wire was a better fit. Nevertheless after the outrageous ending of the first season I am going to wait and see where the storyline is going to go in the 2nd. I recommend it along the lines of "Waking the Dead", with all its melodrama, it has engaging stories.

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Report This Jun 24, 2012
  • Mike117 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Report This Jun 24, 2012
  • Mike117 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: very realistic mugging, murder, gun and knife fights. pretty intimadating.

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