Luther: The Fallen Sun is a 2023 British crime thriller film directed by Jamie Payne and written by Neil Cross. It serves as a film continuation of Luther. The film stars Idris Elba (who also serves as a producer on the film), reprising his role as John Luther, with Cynthia Erivo and Andy Serkis.
The film follows John Luther, a brilliant but disgraced detective, as he breaks out of prison to hunt down a sadistic serial killer who is terrorizing London. The killer, known only as "The Fallen Sun," is targeting young women and leaving their bodies mutilated and posed in strange ways. Luther is determined to stop The Fallen Sun, no matter the cost.
Luther: The Fallen Sun was released in select cinemas on 24 February 2023, before its streaming release on 10 March 2023, by Netflix.
The film received positive reviews from critics, with many praising Elba's performance, the suspenseful plot, and the film's dark and gritty atmosphere. The film was also a commercial success, grossing over $100 million worldwide.
Here are some of the things that critics have said about the film:
- "Luther: The Fallen Sun is a dark and gritty thriller that is sure to please fans of the original series." - The Hollywood Reporter
- "Idris Elba gives another tour-de-force performance as John Luther." - Variety
- "The film is suspenseful and atmospheric, and it will keep you guessing until the very end." - The New York Times
If you are a fan of the Luther television series, or if you are looking for a dark and gritty thriller, then you should definitely check out Luther: The Fallen Sun.