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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.


Juan Carlos Medina


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


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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English | Irish

Release Date:

8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Crimes de Limehouse See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the supporting artists in this film is Eurosport commentator Jake Sanson, making his cinematic debut. See more »


The film is set in Victorian London, yet no musicians or their musical instruments are ever seen at the music hall - not when music is being played to accompany Dan Leno & his troupe, nor back-stage with the other performers and the stage crew. See more »


Karl Marx: So... London declares that the Jew was murdered by a Jewish monster, hmm? And so absolves itself of all responsibility. Make no mistake, gentlemen. It is not Solomon Weil who was mutilated and murdered here, it is the Jew.
George Flood: None of the Golem's other victims were Hebrews, sir.
Karl Marx: [whispers] But do you not see? This murderer strikes at the very symbols of the city. The Jew, the whore. They are the sacrificial tributes in this labyrinth of London, and so, of course, must be ritually butchered.
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I'm Waiting For Him Tonight
Written by Dan Leno
Music by Johan Söderqvist
Performed by Douglas Booth
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hard to recommend to an adult
5 September 2017 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

I wasn't particularly keen to see this in view of the very modest rating but upon closer inspection I discovered that generally this was marked down because it was felt that an unnecessary amount of blood and gore spoiled the well crafted artifice and theatricality of the piece. I beg to differ without the aforementioned blood and gore I fear I may have dropped off. The Jane Goldman script is fine, Bill Nighy is as good as I have ever seen him, Olivia Cooke is radiant and shines throughout while Douglas Booth is most effective. And yet.. this is cloaked in such colourful and campy theatrics that for me at least there is always a considerable distance between what is on the screen and what is in my head. Nothing is convincing, even those 'Yorkshire' and 'London' locations. Just how much is real street and how much CGI is impossible to tell. There is also much repetitiveness with whole scenes created with slight variation and by the end although there is nothing outrageously wrong with the film it would be hard to recommend to an adult.

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