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1,317 Ratings

The Limey

Directed by Steven Soderbergh
United States, 1999


An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter’s death.

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The Limey Directed by Steven Soderbergh
[It’s] a brain-teaser, at times flirting with midnight movie stoner pretension, that somehow keeps both its storyline and its emotions clear, and that also happens to fulfill the requirements of the revenge thriller, as well as the more rarefied genre of melodrama in which old men look back on life and take responsibility for their failures.
September 14, 2015
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The first shot is as striking as any Steven Soderbergh ever forged. A hundred no less snazzy follow it… In times of mindless postmodernism, Soderbergh distinguishes between the reductive appropriation of an era (stunt casting, or a Che Guevara shirt, say) and the tenderly analytical embodying of it… This is assuredly Soderbergh’s masterpiece — the ache of missed chances and bad choices, the loneliness of vengeance, the search for true emotion in an ocean of ruthless fragmentation.
December 04, 2008
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Its stroke-of-genius pairing of two ‘60s icons aside, “The Limey” is essentially a down-to-earth crime thriller that’s cut like an art film. The story is told out of sequence, but there’s an inherent logic to it. Conversations are re-created and reconstituted; they often resemble memories of conversations rather than real ones. The effect is riveting as well as surprisingly realistic.
June 28, 2000
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