The Limehouse Golem

The Limehouse Golem

DVD - 2017
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Lizzie has been accused of murdering her husband, and her death by hanging seems all but inevitable. That is until Detective Inspector John Kildare is assigned to the case of a serial killer who murders innocent victims while leaving his distinctive signature in blood.
Publisher: [Bethesda, Maryland] :, RLJ Entertainment,, [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD Limehous
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, rda


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JCLChristiH May 07, 2018

Visually stunning and well told, really enjoyed this murder mystery.

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ArapahoeJohanna Jul 15, 2018

While I wouldn't consider this film to be any kind of masterpiece of cinema, it was a fun period piece with plenty of twists and turns. A depraved murderer stalks a London suburb, and the investigation draws Inspector Kildare into the colorful and depraved world of Victorian music halls. It's an over-the-top adventure full of dark secrets and darker deeds. The plot isn't particularly unpredictable or nuanced and none of the characters suffer an abundance of depth, but it's an enjoyable movie with plenty of memorable moments.

Jul 07, 2018

An interesting murder drama that kept me guessing, but found it to be more gory than what I would normally expect from a "British" film.
Based on a novel written by Peter Ackroyd.
Was more impressed with cast of Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One: 2018) and Douglas Booth (Mary Shelley: 2017) than Bill Nighy, as the more I see Mr. Nighy, the more I think his range is not that varied.

May 30, 2018

Directed by Juan Carlos Medina in 2016 based on the novel "Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem" by Peter Ackroyd, this British horror-mystery depicts the investigation of the horrific murders.
In 1880---before Jack the Ripper---the city of London was gripped with fear as a serial killer dubbed the Limehouse Golem remained on the loose while leaving cryptic messages written in the victims' blood.
Scotland Yard assigns the case to Inspector Kildare to solve it.
Amazingly, you'll see Karl Marx in the reading room of the British Museum.
You'll see such a lot of red herrings that you might get confused.
Out of the blue, however, the case appears clear before your eyes, and you might suddenly get stupified and unsatisfied.

May 26, 2018

this is an interesting, unusual and intriguing story thriller movie. Well done. Great performance and amazing costumes of this time. Keep your interest until the end. Definitively a movie to see.

May 11, 2018

Bill Nighy is one of the greatest actors in the world. The cast that accompanies him is fantastic in this story. The set, the costumes, are all wonderful. Though you can see the end coming it still is a interesting story. I must admit I am swayed by Bill Nighy and find all of his projects entertaining, he is just such a good actor.

JCLChristiH May 07, 2018

Visually stunning and well told, really enjoyed this murder mystery.

Apr 22, 2018

This was a strange one. I was thinking it would be sort of a Ripper Street kind of movie. Rest assured, it was not. Don't really understand why Bill Nighy got himself mixed up in this thing.

Apr 20, 2018

Great visual scenes, acting Great. With a great twist at the end, which was surprising . Would Recomend.

Feb 15, 2018

Good mystery, great ending.

Feb 12, 2018

Almost a brilliant film. Really well-acted - Bill Nighy is just perfect and Olivia Cooke is GREAT though I had never heard of her I will look for her other films. Lots of twists and turns with a twist at the end I should have seen coming but did not. Just an excellent whodunit with lavish costumes, sets - all showing the very poor side of Victorian England.

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