The Limey 1999

The Limey

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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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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.

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  • Feb 19, 2013
    If it weren't for the assured direction of Soderbergh, 'The Limey' would be a simply forgettable film. In a way, it kind of is. Stamp's performance is a little sketchy and the script a little rugged, but Soderbergh's thriller has a tasteful touch of noir that does it a solid amount of good.
    Kase V Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2012
    The more Soderbergh I see, the less I like him, but I thought this film had a lot going for it. One trick did drive me nuts, though: the edits in which we hear the characters talking while we look at their faces with their mouths not moving. I can see the technical point he might have been trying to make - who says the audio and video have to sync up? - but I don't see what it adds to this particular story, a simple one about a father seeking revenge for his daughter's death. I did, however, enjoy seeing Peter Fonda and Terence Stamp for the first time in decades, and as a straight-ahead noir piece, it's a decent enough flick.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Aug 24, 2012
    I want to start off by saying that this is my first time watching a movie directed Steven Soderbergh and I decided to watch it because the titled sounded interesting. While not as bloodthirsty as Liam Neeson in Taken, I found it just as good. The Limey is basically about a Englishman who goes to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter. It reminisces of Taken in which you got an old man wanting revenge, except Terence Stamp is not as well trained in the art of killing. Though he does make his presence well known with his coolness and showcasing no sign of sympathy for killing. Stamp might not kill as much as Neeson, but he certainly fun to watch. Trust me when I say that Terence Stamp is more entertaining killing a few people than Steven Seagal killing dozens of henchmen. He also looks cool doing it despite the fact the movie never shows us. The plot is well put together and the editing gives it a cool style and sometimes plays with your head. There certainly enough twist and smart writing to keep you engage, but familiarization with these kind of movies might hurt the experience for some. It's still nonetheless an exciting thriller with an emotional edge with some good humor sometime lacking from these kind of films. Nearly everything overshadows the plot, the cast which is well put together are all very memorable in their roles. The cinematography at times is amazing with a cool soundtrack. This is a thriller done right, might be a little slow for some, but it's a great watch. The Limey is a great film by director Steven Soderbergh who got me curious about his other films. Sure this kind of movie has been done before, but this one benefits from a great production and cast that helps stand above from others like it.
    Caesar M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2011
    An exceptionally well-made revenge-thriller. The only thing better than its attractive performances is Soderbergh's fabulous direction. There is a great shot at the beginning where the camera pans to the right as a plane flies through the air and we come to stop on Terence Stamp walking to his motel room. It's a wonderful shot.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer

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