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The Limey Reviews

November 9, 2006
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.
Read More | Original Score: B+
February 21, 2004
Those interested in more challenging work will find the film a unique meditation on the nature of Hollywood.
April 25, 2003
An apparently simple movie that demands and rewards a deeper look.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 18, 2002
A first-rate crime thriller and further proof that director Stephen Soderbergh is one of our great contemporary film stylists.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
All of its style can't altogether conceal that director Steven Soderbergh doesn't have as much to work with here.
January 1, 2000
Playful, fascinating.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
The movie has lots of drive, and it keeps Stamp front and center almost continuously, even in flashbacks.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Exciting!
January 1, 2000
Much of the entertainment comes from the film's autumnal mood, and watching Fonda and Stamp work their characters.
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
January 1, 2000
The Limey is for people who don't mind a little art with their movie and don't need all their questions answered along the way.
January 1, 2000
One of the smartest and honestly exciting movies of the year!
January 1, 2000
It's clever, cool fun and it looks great.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
This is one of those movies in which pacing, dialogue and the right actors enliven a familiar story.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Intoxicatingly well-crafted!
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Sleek, stylish.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
A brisk, mean and unexpectedly funny crime caper.
January 1, 2000
Soderbergh might just be the best director of conversations in Hollywood.
January 1, 2000
Among Soderbergh's widely varied films, this one actually has the best chance of becoming anyone's sentimental favorite.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
Steven Soderbergh's The Limey is the movie Payback might have been before Mel Gibson got his movie star mitts on it.
January 1, 2000
The Limey is one of the best films seen in many years about the mysterious workings of time and memory.