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The Limey Reviews

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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Among Soderbergh's widely varied films, this one actually has the best chance of becoming anyone's sentimental favorite.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Stamp has done some wonderful work in a long and varied career. This is not his best film, but it may be the most forceful acting he has ever accomplished.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
Soderbergh's direction of the film takes the underlying story, which is basic Ross Macdonald, and uses the visuals to add an ironic amusement.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
The Limey is one of the best films seen in many years about the mysterious workings of time and memory.
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Peter Brunette
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Exciting!
Lael Loewenstein
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
A routine thriller marred by inconsistent performances, a sluggish pace and stylistic flourishes that frequently feel affected.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
It's a taut indie that brings to mind those revenge-minded Charles Bronson flicks of the '70s.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Like Pablo Picasso thrillingly exploding old notions of how we perceive faces and wine bottles, director Steven Soderbergh thrillingly splinters time and action in The Limey.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Playful, fascinating.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Cornell & Petricelli
CinemaSense.Com
January 1, 2000
Limey is a classic psychological mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
It gets big league status because Soderbergh cast it so superbly and allowed his stars to develop the nuances we need to get emotionally caught up in their cat-and-mouse games.
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
A well-made film and a disturbing reminder to those of us who haven't yet made disastrous choices like Wilson did.
| Original Score: 81/100
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
This is a crime thriller worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Stamp's fans from way back in Billy Budd days, as well as Priscilla's more recent converts, will savor every second of The Limey.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
This is one of those movies in which pacing, dialogue and the right actors enliven a familiar story.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The work of a fine craftsman and artist.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Sleek, gemlike.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Soderbergh fans will rejoice. The rest of the world will scratch its collective head.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
The movie has lots of drive, and it keeps Stamp front and center almost continuously, even in flashbacks.
January 1, 2000
It's an interesting quest but there's no escaping that this is an overly familiar plot dressed up with some fabulous sun-kissed cinematography by Ed Lachman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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