The Limehouse Golem

The Limehouse Golem
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Juan Carlos Medina
  • Cast: Olivia Cooke, Eddie Marsan, Bill Nighy

In Victorian London, Scotland Yard detective John Kildare becomes embroiled with music hall performer Lizzie Cree (Olivia Cooke). This adaptation by Jane Goldman of Peter Ackroyd’s 1994 novel never quite finds its rhythm, and although Cooke and Nighy are good, it promises more than it delivers.

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The Limehouse Golem

28 Aug 20173 stars

Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke impress in this predictable yet atmospheric Victorian thriller

A Victorian whodunit, Juan Carlos Medina's second feature (following Painless) promises much but doesn't always deliver. Based on Peter Ackroyd's 1994 novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, it's a Jack the Ripper-esque tale set in a foggy old London…

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