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      The Limey

      R Released Oct 8, 1999 1 hr. 30 min. Crime Drama List
      92% 87 Reviews Tomatometer 78% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score The Limey follows Wilson (Terence Stamp), a tough English ex-con who travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death. Upon arrival, Wilson goes to task battling Valentine (Peter Fonda) and an army of L.A.'s toughest criminals, hoping to find clues and piece together what happened. After surviving a near-death beating, getting thrown from a building and being chased down a dangerous mountain road, the Englishman decides to dole out some bodily harm of his own. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 24 Buy Now

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      Crafted with eccentric moodiness and style by Steven Soderbergh, The Limey is also a gritty neo-noir showcase for the talent of leading man Terence Stamp.

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      Matt B Some of the most ridiculous overuse of cockney I've ever heard. NO ONE speaks that way. Must have been painful for the guy, as he is actually from the East end of London and would know. Pretty poor plot. Just meh. Hysterical having the one actress either in a bath or in a pool for 90% of her scenes. Hygiene! In sure that was it. Like a PSA about the importance of hygiene! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/16/24 Full Review John H Interesting story that is much more about the father and daughter than murder drugs and sex. Much better than I expected especially the ending. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/11/24 Full Review helder f A movie about an ex convict, Wilson, who flies from London to LA to revenge his daughter's death. The movie is surprisingly better than expected from watching the first scenes. Wilson's affect is strange and at a robotic, and the movie moves with a slight back and forth timeline. Nonetheless, the movie doesn't miss a beat. If anything the end feels a bit rushed, we almost feel like watching it again right after. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/29/24 Full Review Alec C Retribution may be a dish best served cold, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy it while it lasts! A British ex-con travels to L.A. to look into his daughters death, which leads him to a shady businessman who has ties to many criminals in the city. Intense, excitable, and a bloody good time to watch! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/25/23 Full Review Robert C I've got a lot of time for this film. It's closer to Point Blank which John Boorman made with Lee Marvin than the actual remake they made with Mel Gibson. It has also got a lot of stars from the sixties and feels like a lament for this era. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/26/23 Full Review Sparkle Was the daughter alive or dead? So the bad guys get in a car and move to a beach hide out as someone's dad with a grudge threatens their lives. Hmm... Not really feeling the connection emotionally to any of this except the nostalgia for late 90's L.A. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 07/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine The Limey is one of many American films released in 1999 that seemed to be saying goodbye to the rebel spirit that allowed indies and mainstream movies to comingle as they had in the ’70s. Oct 24, 2022 Full Review Emanuel Levy Variety The crimer suffers from a slim, underdeveloped script by Lem Dobbs (who also write Kafka), but benefits from Soderbergh's astute direction that posits two 1960s cinematic icons, Brit Terrence Stamp and American Peter Fonda as long-time enemies. Rated: B+ Nov 9, 2006 Full Review Eleanor Ringel Cater Atlanta Journal-Constitution Those interested in more challenging work will find the film a unique meditation on the nature of Hollywood. Feb 21, 2004 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand It’s like the original 'Get Carter' channeled through 'Point Blank,' a hard-edged revenge thriller steeped in sorrow and regret. Mar 2, 2024 Full Review Farah Cheded A Good Movie To Watch The bare bones of The Limey’s story are gripping enough [...] but what Steven Soderbergh does with them elevates this neo-noir thriller into something utterly singular and stacked with layers upon layers of meaning. Sep 23, 2023 Full Review Jason Shawhan Nashville Scene It's a brisk and relentless story, with a killer supporting cast (Lesley Anne Warren, Joe Dallesandro, Nicky Katt and Luis Guzmán!) and an inevitability that you feel in every cut. Truly one of the great films of 1999. Sep 10, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis The Limey follows Wilson (Terence Stamp), a tough English ex-con who travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death. Upon arrival, Wilson goes to task battling Valentine (Peter Fonda) and an army of L.A.'s toughest criminals, hoping to find clues and piece together what happened. After surviving a near-death beating, getting thrown from a building and being chased down a dangerous mountain road, the Englishman decides to dole out some bodily harm of his own.
      Director
      Steven Soderbergh
      Screenwriter
      Lem Dobbs
      Distributor
      Artisan Entertainment
      Production Co
      Artisan Entertainment
      Rating
      R (Violence|Language)
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 8, 1999, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 12, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $3.2M
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SR, DTS, SDDS, Surround, Dolby A, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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