The Limey
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Two actors best known for their work in the late 1960s, Terence Stamp and Peter Fonda, star in The Limey, a drama in which a recently released felon contemplates the gulf between aging criminals like himself and their modern counterparts. Wilson (Stamp) is a British career criminal who has been released after nine years in prison. He has learned that his daughter Jenny died under suspicious circumstances in Los Angeles, so he travels to America for the first time to find out what happened and who's responsible. With the help of an ex-con named Ed (Luis Guzman), Wilson discovers Jenny was… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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
"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
"Assuredly Soderbergh's masterpiece"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Soderbergh returns to the crime genre, but The Limey couldn't be more different than Out of Sight, except for the fact that it's just as good."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The movie belongs to Stamp and Fonda."
‑ Randall King, Jam! Movies
"Those interested in more challenging work will find the film a unique meditation on the nature of Hollywood."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"All of its style can't altogether conceal that director Steven Soderbergh doesn't have as much to work with here."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"Not your standard revenge movie, thanks to the inventive and stylish direction of Steven Soderbergh."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Bien que le scénario soit plutôt conventionnel, The Limey amène une bouffée de fraicheur au genre grâce à la touche bien particulière de Soderbergh."
‑ Louis-Jérôme Cloutier, Panorama
"[Stamp] hasn't had a role like this since his heyday in the '60s and he shows he has been overlooked far too long."
‑ Louis B. Hobson, Jam! Movies
"An apparently simple movie that demands and rewards a deeper look."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"The movie has lots of drive, and it keeps Stamp front and center almost continuously, even in flashbacks."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"A montagem, a interessante utilização de imagens de Poor Cow e, claro, a interpretação impecável de Stamp transformam um roteiro prosaico em uma experiência intrigante."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Soderbergh's brilliant non-linear storytelling keeps us asking questions about this gunslinging Brit right to the end."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"Stamp is the elder statesman of intelligent counterculture cinema, and his performance here makes what is otherwise a lackluster project come energetically alive."
‑ Gabriel Shanks, Mixed Reviews
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