The Limehouse Golem

2016, Mystery & thriller, 1h 49m

78 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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The Limehouse Golem offers old-school Hammer-style horror anchored by rich period detail and strong work from a solid cast. Read critic reviews

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Victorian London is gripped with fear as a serial killer is on the loose and leaving cryptic messages written in the blood of his victims. With few leads and increasing public pressure, Scotland Yard assigns the case to Inspector Kildare, a seasoned detective who has a sneaking suspicion that he's being set up to fail. Faced with a long list of suspects, Kildare must rely on help from a witness to stop the murders and bring the maniac to justice.

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  • Oct 22, 2020
    The Limehouse Golem is an intriguing and disturbing crime thriller. Olivia Cooke, Bill Nighy, and Douglas Booth star in this sorted tale of a Scotland Yard inspector who comes to believe that a woman accused of poisoning her husband is the key to solving the case of a serial killer known as the Limehouse Golem. Cooke gives an outstanding performance, playing many different roles, house wife, stage performer, street urchin, as she tells her story to the inspector. And Nighy too is quite good, bringing a certain gravitas to his character. Also, the writers do an impressive job at creating mystery and suspense as the investigation unfolds and new suspects come to light. However, it can get a bit graphic and lurid at times. Yet despite a few weaknesses, The Limehouse Golem is a chilling psychological drama.
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  • Oct 30, 2017
    I did enjoy the delightful dialogue and solid performances, but this Victorian-era detective story tries so hard to be smart and surprising (with an "unexpected" big twist in the end) that it doesn't realize how predictable it is in its baffling stupidity.
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