The Limehouse Golem

2016

Crime / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

81
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 77%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 59%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 11155

Synopsis


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Cast

Olivia Cooke as Lizzie Cree
Bill Nighy as John Kildare
Douglas Booth as Dan Leno
María Valverde as Aveline Ortega
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808.01 MB
1280*534
English
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23.976 fps
1hr 49 min
P/S 9 / 51
1.66 GB
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English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 49 min
P/S 9 / 35

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by camarshall-36934 7 / 10

Uneven but Engaging

Despite being yet another film set in London (yawn) The Limehouse Golem is atmospheric and will certainly hold your attention. This is partly due to the detailed scenic constructions that create a dark, intimate atmosphere but also due to the excellent casting. Juan Carlos Medina brings out the best in the cast. Watch how he uses the actors' eyes to communicate directly with the audience via the camera lens. Oliva Cooke, alternately resembling Emma Watson and Julia Roberts, glows and sparkles and then freezes as the film jumps between her recalled memory and her jail cell. Sadly, the usually wonderful Bill Nighy only hints at his customary quirkiness and the inferred gayness of Nighy's Inspector Kildare and Daniel May's gentle George Flood seems strangely pointless. The interplay between audience the stage of the music hall and the audience draws the cinema audience right into the heart of the action. The music hall scenes are beautifully re-imagined and are a joy to watch. Douglas Booth turns in a beautifully sensitive portrayal of Dan Leno that reminded me of Eddie Redmayne in the Danish Girl.

Despite the fact that the film is a little under-written - I worked out the identity of the Golem about one third of the way through the film -

this is a very enjoyable and convincing tale that is well told. My major criticism of the film is that it is overlong. Sometimes less is more and the film would have benefited by tighter editing of the final scenes where fantasy and fact become confused leading to the audience being not quite sure what is happening.

Overall, though, a very enjoyable couple of hours spent in the cinema and please, film producers,let's have more films like this. But please also remember that London was not the only location in the UK where dark deeds happened in Victorian times. There was, and is, life and interest outside London.

Reviewed by Reno Rangan 6 / 10

The 19th century murder mysteries!

Based on the book of the same name. The late 1800s murder mystery, revolving around a young woman and an old cop who is investigating a series of murders. Elizabeth Cree had not had a best childhood, but she almost reached to her dream to become a best actress in the town. Then suddenly a murder jeopardise everything she had worked so hard. Now she has to cooperate with a detective to come out of the mess. But the tale takes a twist at every corner, making more complication for her freedom. How this puzzle is solved was told with a final twist that flips the whole scenario upside down.

First of all, I love such costume drama. The atmosphere was awesome. Well maintained suspense, along with a good pace of the story narration. From all it's the actors, especially for me, it's the Olivia Cooke. Bill Nighy was not bad too. Despite he's one of the main character, Cooke stole the show. But the film was not a masterpiece. From an entertainment perspective, it delivered. I think it was a good adaptation. The only weak point is, most people would guess the end twist. It was intentional. But overall film was decent.

6/10

Reviewed by Lee Eisenberg 8 / 10

London's always going to look spooky, isn't it?

I was surprised to learn that "The Limehouse Golem" is based on a novel, but it is. It's an intense movie, as Bill Nighy's detective tries to put together evidence to figure out who's been committing a series of murders in Victorian London. A surprise is the depiction of Karl Marx. You wouldn't expect the author of "The Communist Manifesto" to appear as a character in a movie about Jack the Ripper-style killings, but here he is (however, the Marxists will be disappointed to hear that he appears only as a supporting character and doesn't make any profound speeches).

Overall, I recommend the movie. It makes London look like one eerie place, even the local theater. The rest of the cast includes Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth and Eddie Marsan.*

*The same day that I saw this, I also saw "Their Finest", in which Bill Nighy and Eddie Marsan co-star.

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