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The Limehouse Golem (2017)

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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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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…

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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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