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The Limey Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
Variety
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 21, 2004
Those interested in more challenging work will find the film a unique meditation on the nature of Hollywood.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
An apparently simple movie that demands and rewards a deeper look.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
All of its style can't altogether conceal that director Steven Soderbergh doesn't have as much to work with here.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Playful, fascinating.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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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.
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Brunette
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Exciting!
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Much of the entertainment comes from the film's autumnal mood, and watching Fonda and Stamp work their characters.
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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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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
January 1, 2000
One of the smartest and honestly exciting movies of the year!
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 1, 2000
It's clever, cool fun and it looks great.
Read More | 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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Intoxicatingly well-crafted!
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
Sleek, stylish.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
A brisk, mean and unexpectedly funny crime caper.
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Soderbergh might just be the best director of conversations in Hollywood.
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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.
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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.