Luther: The Fallen Sun

129 mins
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Idris Elba returns to his iconic role as brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther from British crime series Luther for... More

Where to watch Luther: The Fallen Sun

Luther: The Fallen Sun is available to stream in the... More United Kingdom now on Netflix.

Luther: The Fallen Sun | Ratings & Reviews

Even if you haven’t indulged in all five seasons of Luther—and trust us, there’s good reason to binge them all—you can dive in here and witness the magnificent Elba at the top of his game in a role that’s tailor-made for him.

"It’s fun, in the patently ridiculous way these sorts of zhuzhed-up thrillers tend to be."


"Without the extended context of longform TV, the greater emphasis on explicit, violent horror is a bit exhausting."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"For some reason, it all reminded me of The Snowman. And you never want to be reminded of The Snowman."


"A plot so bombastic and overdone that unintentional giggles are consistently available."

The TimesThe Times

"The film defaults to the most pedestrian narrative turns imaginable when it’s not just recycling bits from the series."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"Elba, ever watchable, makes for a nicely conflicted antihero."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"If you’ve never seen Luther, don’t start here. You will be completely lost. Even dedicated fans are likely to be confused..."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"A gruesome, over-the-top spectacle."

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

"A messy, oversized TV show expansion."


"Payne stages the violent mayhem in gripping fashion, clearly relishing the opportunity to go bigger and bolder..."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"The Fallen Sun casts a dim light despite Idris Elba’s star power..."


"A polished action-thriller with no soul..."


"The mere presence of Elba’s Luther... is enough to keep The Fallen Sun from sinking."

Time MagazineTime Magazine

"There’s no doubting Cross knows how to get the audience to invest in a story..."


"Elba’s mercurial screen presence, all rumpled gravitas and movie-star smolder ... fills out the character with something special."

"So what if the serial-killer plot can’t get a grip, Elba is pure pow."


"Cross’s plot doesn’t so much thicken as coagulate into nonsense."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"It bombards us with an overload of everything, especially plot..."

Daily MailDaily Mail

"As a “TV movie” it’s a perfectly fine watch if you’re already onboard with the series."


"The Fallen Sun proves that Idris Elba never needed to be James Bond when he could just be DCI John Luther."


Luther: The Fallen Sun | Details

15, strong threat, violence, language, sexual violence references
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