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The Limey

  • Rated R

drama, thrillers


British ex-con Wilson (Terence Stamp) arrives in Los Angeles to investigate the mystery of his daughter's "accidental" death. His prime suspect, the wealthy, heavily guarded, music promoter Terry Valentine (Peter Fonda), is no easy target.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    93%
  • Audience Score
    79%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    93%
    reviews counted: 19
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  • Audience

    79%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: A first-rate crime thriller and further proof that director Stephen Soderbergh is one of our great contemporary film stylists.

- Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Fresh: Those interested in more challenging work will find the film a unique meditation on the nature of Hollywood.

- Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Saturday, February 21, 2004

Fresh: The crimer suffers from a slim, underdeveloped script by Lem Dobbs (who also write Kafka), but benefits from Soderbergh's astute direction that posits two 1960s cinematic icons, Brit Terrence Stamp and American Peter Fonda as long-time enemies.

- Emanuel Levy, Variety, Thursday, November 9, 2006

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Slow film, with a noveleque story which flows through a father and gansters life. Entertaining.

- rezpatriot, Sunday, January 27, 2008

4 stars

One of Soderbergh's best. Stylish and cool, with a great performance from Terence Stamp.

- YLOWBSTARDreturns, Tuesday, October 23, 2007

3 stars

A little overdone on the cockney rhymming slang I think, maybe this would have happened if he was speaking with someone in London, but I think the film pushed it slightly a little too much. Having said that I think Terrance Stamp looked good as a villain and the point of the film as a revenge plot was a great potential for a film, but found the film a bit of an anti-climax VERDICT: Watchable but not brillient

- 76Majikat, Monday, August 13, 2007