Luther: The Fallen Sun (2023) Movie:- A Dark Crime Thriller

Luther: The Fallen Sun is a dark crime thriller movie. It is inspired by the award-winning Luther TV series. Thus, it is a continuation and the transition of Luther onto a big screen.

As the police detective, John Luther (Idris Alba) tries to catch a psychopath serial killer (Andy Serkis) while breaking all the rules of the law. In other words, we can say that it is a continuation of the award-winning television series Luther reimagined as a movie. And we believe that we might see Luther developing into a movie franchisee.


Synopsis of the Luther: The Fallen Sun (2023) movie

A cruel serial killer is terrorizing London while brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther (Idris Elba) is in prison. He has promised to capture the psychopath (Andy Serkis), so Luther decides to break out of prison to stop him by any means necessary.


A spoiler-free brief review of the Luther: The Fallen Sun (2023) movie

The introduction

This story takes you to dark and sinister places. Thereby, this grim world is inhabited by self-driven cops and sadistic criminals. More specifically the dangerous world of Luther. This crime world inhabited by these people is a scary one. It is a dark and bleak tale of crime and criminals.

Has a strong antagonist & a stronger protagonist

During the police investigation, protagonist Detective Luther often crisscrosses the thin lines of morality and legality. And this is what makes him a smart but dangerous cop. Besides, Andy Sarkin has played the sinister role of antagonist David Robey with too much menace. This movie lets you peek into the villainous realm of sin and depravity.

A couple of reasons to watch it

We recommend you – watch this gloomy crime drama for the following reasons.

  1. If you are a fan of the brilliant and brooding persona of the police detective John Luther’s character in the Luther series, then watch it for him, only. Idris Alba has played the much-admired role of John Luther to perfection; he even received the Best Actor award from SAG and BET, while playing Luther’s character for the much-admired series.
  2. Although this movie is not as good as the original series, still you can watch it, just to gain entry into the police world of Detective Luther. We believe this is the first movie about the detective Luther and we might see a few more of those.

The conclusion

Most of our team members started watching the original Luther TV series almost a decade ago. So, in the coming days, we plan to re-watch it. And share our views about the show too.

Meanwhile, go ahead and check the transition and development of the “Luther” from the small screen to the proverbial big screen. His journey has been interesting and entertaining.


Ratings of the Luther: The Fallen Sun (2023) movie

FM’s rating3.45/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date68% Tomatometer & 85% Audience Score
Rotten Tomatoes/Critics Consensus Longtime fans will be happy to have more of Idris Elba’s brilliant detective, but Luther: The Fallen Sun is a fairly uninspired addition to his case files.
Rotten Tomatoes/Audience SaysIf you can forgive a storyline that could have been better, Luther: The Fallen Sun has plenty of everything that fans of the show will be looking for.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – Luther: The Fallen Sun film.

Poster of the Luther: The Fallen Sun (2023) movie

Luther: The Fallen Sun – poster

Key details about the Luther: The Fallen Sun (2023) movie

GenreCrime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
ReleasedFebruary 2023
Age-restrictionsA (18+) Rated R
WriterNeil Cross
DirectorJamie Payne
CastIdris Elba, Andy Serkis, Cynthia Erivo, etc.
About – Luther: The Fallen Sun film.

Trailer of the Luther: The Fallen Sun (2023) movie

Official Trailer – Luther: The Fallen Sun film | YouTube.

Focus:- British actor Idris Elba

Idris Alba has also won Golden Globe and SAG awards in his career spanning more than two decades. He is known for his acting in series like – The Wire (2002) and Luther (2010-2019). Besides, he has worked in the movies – American Gangster (2007), RocknRolla (2008), Takers (2010), Thor (2011), Prometheus (2012), Pacific Rim (2013), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Beasts of No Nation (2015), Star Trek Beyond (2016), etc.

Sometimes, we wonder, is Idris Alba going to become the first black actor to play the famous role of James Bond 007? The rumours are afloat and the speculations are rife. But then he refused. So, now we know.

Golden Globes, USA – 2012 Winner Golden Globe – Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television – Luther
Screen Actors Guild Awards – 2016 Winner Actor – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries – Luther
Screen Actors Guild Awards – 2016 Winner Actor – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role – Beasts of No Nation
Awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for his services to drama.
Body of work – Idris Elba.

Read FM article about: Luther - seasons 1 to 5 (2010-2019) series.

Featured & Other Images:- Luther: The Fallen Sun | Twitter & Netflix.


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