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The Limehouse Golem (2016)

Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 8 September 2017 (USA)
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In Victorian London, a Scotland Yard inspector hunts down the sadistic killer behind a series of gory, Jack the Ripper-Like murders.

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Juan Carlos Medina

Writers:

Jane Goldman (screenplay), Peter Ackroyd (based on the novel by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas Booth ... Dan Leno
Olivia Cooke ... Lizzie Cree
Sam Reid ... John Cree
María Valverde ... Aveline Ortega
Daniel Mays ... George Flood
Bill Nighy ... John Kildare
Peter Sullivan ... Inspector Roberts
Michael Jenn ... News Reporter
Daniel Cerqueira Daniel Cerqueira ... Evening Post Reporter (as Daniel Cerquiera)
Patrick Durham Patrick Durham ... Elderly Man
Louisa-May Parker Louisa-May Parker ... Mrs. Gerrard
Adam Brown ... Mr. Gerrard
Nicholas Woodeson ... Toby Dosett
Paul Ritter ... Augustus Rowley
Mark Tandy ... Judge
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In Victorian London, a Scotland Yard inspector hunts down the sadistic killer behind a series of gory, Jack the Ripper-Like murders.

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Before the Ripper, fear had another name.


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The role portrayed by Bill Nighy was initially given to Alan Rickman, but the latter had to pull out of the project due to ill-health, which eventually led to his untimely death from pancreatic cancer in January 2016. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in the early 1880s with flashbacks; yet, Lizzie is seen wearing "lamb chop" sleeve-style dresses/bodices/coats - brought into fashion in the 1890s. Sleeves would have been close fitting to the shoulders in the 1870s-1880s. See more »

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Lizzie Cree: My gender becomes inured to injustice. We expect it until we can greet it merely with a shrug.
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What Did She Know About Railways?
Written by C. G. Cotes
Music by Bennett Scott
Performed by Olivia Cooke
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An enjoyable, blood thirsty murder mystery.
30 August 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The Limehouse Golem is a hugely atmospheric, gothic murder mystery. It is visually stunning, blood thirsty and enthralling. I enjoyed from start to finish, even if I couldn't always follow the plot at times. This is a film I think I will enjoy much more on subsequent viewings as I'll be able to take more in, and discover the small details I missed first time round. Stunning sets, glorious costumes, it really is a visual treat, they managed to capture the spirit of the Ripper's London. It felt like a film version of Ripper Street meets Sherlock. Fabulous performances, Billy Nighy, Olivia Cooke and Sam Reid all excellent, but the star of the show had to be Douglas Booth, who was simply tremendous.

Deserving of a higher rating here, and a higher status, this is a quality film. 7/10


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