Luther: The Fallen Sun

Movie review by Danny Brogan, Common Sense Media
Luther - The Fallen Sun: Idris Elba as John Luther stands in a street looking serious straight at the camera

Common Sense says

age 16+

Spin-off to British cop show is full of threat and violence.

R 2023 129 minutes

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

Should be 18

Absolutely not appropriate for kids. Extreme violence including hanging, burning alive, suicide, dead bodies under ice, gangs watching red rooms on death. It’s deeply disturbing and whilst it’s an amazing movie it should be 18+. I would not want my 15 year old seeing this.

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Too much violence
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Movie Details

  • In theaters: February 24, 2023
  • On DVD or streaming: March 10, 2023
  • Cast: Idris Elba, Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis
  • Director: Jamie Payne
  • Studio: Netflix
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 129 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: disturbing/violent content, language and some sexual material
  • Last updated: March 14, 2023

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