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The Limehouse Golem (2016)

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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.

Director:

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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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UK

Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Crimes de Limehouse See more »

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2.35 : 1
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At the end of the end credits, the following dedication appears on the screen: "This film is dedicated to the memory of Alan Rickman" See more »

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In a few close-ups you can see Olivia Cooke's character 'Lizzie' has modern 'invisible' teeth braces at the bottom of her teeth. See more »

Quotes

George Flood: What are you looking for?
John Kildare: I'm just looking. Trying to understand.
George Flood: The Golem's a madman. What else is there to be understood?
John Kildare: Even madness has its own logic. Here, there's none.
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Referenced in Making The Limehouse Golem (2017) See more »

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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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Nice. Nice. Nice.
10 September 2017 | by gothic-fictionSee all my reviews

Well crafted movie with a beautiful cast, good aesthetics and some nicely twisted elements made for a enjoyable watch even tho from my point of view, the ending is quite predictable from the very start. It was rather obvious the destination, yet the journey remained suspenseful and filled with little hidden gems here and there.

Bill Nighy is one great actor, I'm sadden by the fact that he didn't manage to make a bigger splash earlier, but even now, his presence on the screen brings so much force, so much seriosity, that you take everything in deeper and leaves behind quite an impact with every line he says. He was perfectly cast here, as the other actors too, a diversity and character development that I loved from the very start.

Of course I will recommend this movie, but bare in mind, there is close to no horror here, you will find no such thing, but only the horror of man. What man is capable of, his hideous crimes, selfishness, but has nothing to do with jump scares or tension.

Cheers!


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