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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

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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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8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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$2,327,419
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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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 »

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Police constable: [about Inspector Kildare] He'd have risen well above Roberts by now if those rumours hadn't done for him. You know, that he wasn't the marrying kind...
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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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The Limehouse Golem resembles a classic gothic murder mystery but less malleable than clay.
1 September 2018 | by TheMovieDioramaSee all my reviews

Period mysteries set in 19th century London are rather frequent. The era of Sherlock Holmes, "Jack the Ripper" and a plethora of unsolved crimes. Its own gothicism remains an attractive aesthetic quality that has managed to create its own niche. For the most part, this mystery remains captivating, although extensively formulaic. An inspector is tasked with investigating "The Limehouse Golem" whilst simultaneously proving the innocence of a widow accused of murdering her husband. What really worked was the atmosphere. Gloomy, dark and ominous, 19th Century London has never looked so authentically dirty. The contrast of the blackened urban streets to the flamboyant music hall ensures that two tones were nested within the production. Cree's backstory and the inspector's investigation may initially look like separate stories, but as with all these mysteries, slowly start intertwining. The major issue with this, is that the plot is overcooked. Various culprits are accused, investigated and dismissed, however the plot's focus constantly shifts between the two stories mentioned above that you start to question what the main mystery actually is. Is it her innocence? Or the serial killer? The narrative tries to express the importance of both, but this ultimately fails due to the lack of focus and ludicrous amount of explanation, culminating to an underwhelming twist. To be fair, I guessed incorrectly, but I should've known! Fortunately a cast of fresh faces and experienced actors convey a methodical script that felt reminiscent to an Arthur Conan Doyle novel. Plenty of flair and finesse within each line, plus Nighy is a national treasure. Each murder that takes place is soaked in blood and brutality, more so than I expected! The question this film does raise is the pronunciation of "golem". I've always thought to it to be "gol-lum", not "go-lem"? Anyway, I digress. A murder mystery relishing in its own classicism, but lacking the focus to elevate it above the rest.


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