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The Limehouse Golem (2017)



Critic Consensus: 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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The city of London is gripped with fear as a serial killer - dubbed The Limehouse Golem - is on the loose and leaving cryptic messages written in his victim's blood. With few leads and increasing public pressure, Scotland Yard assigns the case to Inspector Kildare (Bill Nighy) - a seasoned detective with a troubled past and a sneaking suspicion he's being set up to fail. Faced with a long list of suspects, including music hall star Dan Leno (Douglas Booth), Kildare must get help from a witness who has legal troubles of her own (Olivia Cooke), so he can stop the murders and bring the killer to justice.

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Bill Nighy
as John Kildare
Olivia Cooke
as Lizzie Cree
Douglas Booth
as Dan Leno
Daniel Mays
as George Flood
Sam Reid
as John Cree
María Valverde
as Aveline Ortega
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Critic Reviews for The Limehouse Golem

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (9)

... 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…

As neo-Nazis speak with renewed confidence across the U.S. and new waves of anti-Semitism roil Europe, it's hard to justify using that kind of hatred as a mere plot device.

September 5, 2017 | Full Review…

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