The Limehouse Golem

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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.

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Movie Info

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.

Cast & Crew

Bill Nighy
John Kildare
Olivia Cooke
Lizzie Cree
Daniel Mays
George Flood
Sam Reid
John Cree
María Valverde
Aveline Ortega
Adam Brown
Mr. Gerrard
Morgan Watkins
George Gissing
Damien Thomas
Salomon Weil
Jane Goldman
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Peter Hampden
Executive Producer
Nicki Hattingh
Executive Producer
Norman Merry
Executive Producer
Anne Sheehan
Executive Producer
Christopher Simon
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Critic Reviews for The Limehouse Golem

All Critics (77) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (57) | Rotten (20)

  • It translates novelist Peter Ackroyd's densely historical and cerebral foray into the horror genre into an entertainment, without being weighed down by Ackroyd's numerous fascinating but imaginative layers and tangents.

    October 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • ... this nasty little Victorian London horror film has more than a few blood-soaked charms of its own.

    September 11, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A Victorian-era gothic stew that, although perhaps not as ultimately satisfying as it might have been, nevertheless provides for an unsettling two hours.

    September 8, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Adequate as comfort food, but fails as anything else.

    September 8, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Marrying fact and fiction, Jane Goldman's seamy screenplay is wildly overstuffed; but the director, Juan Carlos Medina, gives the music hall scenes a rowdy authenticity.

    September 7, 2017 | Full Review…
  • For those in the mood for a strong dose of ghastly-by-gaslight horror - and you know who you are, luv - "The Limehouse Golem" is good for what ails you.

    September 7, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Limehouse Golem

  • 5d ago
    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.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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