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War veteran turned private detective Cormoran Strike solves brutal murders with the help of his trusted assistant Robin Ellacott.

Studio: HBO Home Video
Year: 2018
Release Date: September 25, 2018
Run time: 506 minutes
Rating: NR

Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 1 DVD
Region: A

Tom Burke and Holiday Grainger are a stand out team in what could easily have been a tawdry run of the mill Detective trawl. Cormeran Strike is a lovable mess of a reinvented down at heels gumshoe. The pacing manages too drag the fashionable locations and characters into the gutter along with him, humanizing them all in his search for the truth over the death of a model.

There is an endearing quality to this show which so readily could have been destroyed by bad casting. Ignore any opinion drawn from knowing the writer. Approach with a fresh face. Definitely a good first outing for Strike.

Movie Quality: 10/10

Special Features

  • Bonus Featurettes

Special Features: 2/10

Final Thoughts

If you like detective stories with a noir twist this one’s for you. Well written, and very well acted, it will definitely make you curious about the end.
Overall Rating: 9/10