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The Limehouse Golem (2016)

Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 8 September 2017 (USA)
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As music-hall star Elizabeth Cree awaits her sentence for the death of her husband John, Inspector Kildare suspects he may have died by the hand of the serial killer responsible for the series of murders that has shaken Victorian London.

Director:

Juan Carlos Medina

Writers:

Jane Goldman (screenplay), Peter Ackroyd (based on the novel by)
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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As music-hall star Elizabeth Cree awaits her sentence for the death of her husband John, Inspector Kildare suspects he may have died by the hand of the serial killer responsible for the series of murders that has shaken Victorian London.

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Before the Ripper, fear had another name.


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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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Number 9 Films See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Though the film is based on a work of fiction, three of the readers in the library, all of them suspects in the golem case, are real people who did at the time live in London: Karl Marx, George Gissing and Dan Leno. See more »

Goofs

Early on Lizzie Cree says, "It betrays the suffering of women. My gender become inured to injustice". The character should have said, "My sex becomes inured...". Substituting "gender", a grammatical term, for "sex", meaning male or female, is a modern genteelism. See more »

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Lizzie Cree: I wanted to be in his play. He wanted the gratification of plucking a poor and needy girl from misery and saving her. We used one another equally. Perhaps that's the best that can be said of any coupling.
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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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Great film - deserves to be a big hit
11 September 2017 | by sjo-15See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film.

There is real chemistry between Bill Nighy and Daniel Mays. Nighy is electrifying as ever. Most of the supporting cast are great. It has a gloomy atmosphere and the music hall setting works well (albeit a music hall with lots of music and absolutely zero musicians!).

Its not overly gory - this is a good thing as its the plot and character interplay that is strong here.

The ye olde London Town setting is well done.

The story moves along as quite a pace with red herrings and twists galore.

We guessed whodunit 2/3 of the way through - but it was an entertaining ride nonetheless.

This film is a cut above much of the generic and formulaic Hollywood fare we are fed these days.

Go see it quickly while its still in cinemas - its not nearly as big a hit as it deserves to be.


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