Peaky Blinders: Series 5 (2019)

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Series 5
Peaky Blinders

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While Peaky Blinders's fifth season suffers somewhat from superficial characterization, it remains one of TVs most visually thrilling endeavors.

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Critic Ratings: 25

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User Ratings: 300
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Series 5 of the crime family saga finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere.

Cast

Paul Anderson (XVIII)
as Arthur Shelby
Cillian Murphy
as Tommy Shelby
Helen McCrory
as Aunt Polly Gray
Joe Cole
as John Shelby
Sophie Rundle
as Ada Shelby
Natasha O'Keeffe
as Lizzie Stark
Kate Phillips
as Linda Shelby
Aidan Gillen
as Aberama Gold
Jack Rowan (II)
as Bonnie Gold
Kingsley Ben-Adir
as Col Ben Younger
Harry Kirton
as Finn Shelby
Packy Lee
as Johnny Dogs
Ned Dennehy
as Charlie Strong
Ian Peck
as Curly
Benjamin Zephaniah
as Jeremiah Jesus
Sam Claflin
as Oswald Mosley
Brian Gleeson
as Jimmy McCavern
Neil Maskell
as Winston Churchill
Kate Dickie
as Mother Superio
Emmett J Scanlan
as Billy Grade
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Critic Reviews for Peaky Blinders Series 5

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (3)

Twenty nine episodes in, Peaky Blinders proves it can still pack a punch.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Again, Paul Anderson as Tommy's bawling, brawling, semi-animal older brother, Arthur, filled the screen every time he appeared, never more so than when being humiliated by his wife.

Aug 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show's style is so ludicrously over-the-top you have to surrender all cynicism as the Shelbys stride in slow-mo to Black Sabbath. So the longer you stick with it, the more the swagger becomes impossible to resist.

Oct 31, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It is refreshing to see that even in its fifth season, the series can still ratchet up the tension and put the squeeze on its unlawful family in such a confident and entertaining way.

Oct 31, 2019 | Full Review…

This season proved the show could evolve without losing its focus on the intimate, inner workings of the Shelby family. And after the shocking events of the finale, I can't wait to see what happens next.

Oct 31, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

How Steven Knight weaved this year's plots together at the end is fascinating... Already champing at the bit for Season 6.

Oct 31, 2019 | Full Review…

This series has seen a much needed return to form, helped by Arthur going back to his mad old, bad old ways and the presence of genuine evil in the character of Oswald Mosely (Sam Claflin, terrific).

Aug 26, 2019 | Full Review…

The Season 5 finale is a departure for the show, which generally wraps up with one of Tommy's unlikely, brilliant plans working out precisely the way he'd planned, or close to it.

Oct 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 5 might not be Peaky Blinders' strongest, but it still does a bang-up job of leaving you properly hyped for Season 6, ending with a proper nail-biter of a cliffhanger.

Oct 31, 2019 | Full Review…

A season that steps into the quicksand of the Great Depression... clearly makes a door-kicking-open return to wonderfully portrayed gangsterism.

Oct 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Never mind the substance, feel the style. Roll on season six and, most likely, seven.

Sep 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 5 of Peaky Blinders brings as many twists and turns as the previous seasons, and introduces some new players to the chess board, any of whom could rise from pawn to king.

Oct 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Peaky Blinders: Series 5

  • 2d ago
    I love this show. Hope it goes on and on. One of the best shows out there now and ever.
  • 2d ago
    Didn't think the story could get any darker. Season 6 should be off the charts.
  • Nov 11, 2019
    Still one of the best acted, most gripping shows on TV.
  • Nov 07, 2019
    Peaky Blinders Series 5 had problems with the music. It came out of the background like a screaming rock concert and took over. Scenes seemed "out of character" with it, including even song references to Sinatra and other contemporary people. Why set this in the 30s if the music is constantly messing up period feel. In fact the music dominates everything and everybody. The characters land up behind all the noise. Bad idea. I hope they don't do this for the next series. I found it painful.
  • Nov 07, 2019
    Great show... Oswald Mosely is an excellent character. Not sure why he's a "bad guy" though.
  • Nov 02, 2019
    This is my all time favorite tv show. Somehow I started watching in the beginning and was completely in as I saw Cillian Murphy riding his black horse down the street in China town. The cinematography is amazing, I love the music, the characters are great, but I watch it for Cillian Murphy. He is an amazing actor, has cache and the most beautiful blue I have ever seen. I'm glad to see that other people have picked up on this show because it means more seasons. If Cillian leaves, I'm gone.
  • Nov 02, 2019
    Better than season 3
  • Oct 31, 2019
    One of the best shows on Netflix reduced to petty political garbage in Season 5 with thinly-veiled Trump-bashing by introducing a political character central to this season who repeats Trump's stupid mantras (Britain First! Fake news! Etc) and calls himself a fascist. Way to destroy a great show with partisan politics. If I want politics, I turn on cable news, not my entertainment, which should remain a diversion.
  • Oct 29, 2019
    Despite lacking in the gunslinging action in pure Peaky Blinder fashion, turning into the political facet wasn't too bad at all.
  • Oct 25, 2019
    By Order of the Peaky Blinders - watch this amazing period piece with a great modern soundtrack! Wonderful sets, costumes and absolutely brutal. Not for the feint of heart.

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