The Limey
The Limey (1999)

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.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 8, 1999
DVD Release Date: February 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Crafted with eccentric moodiness and style by Steven Soderbergh, The Limey is also a gritty neo-noir showcase for the talent of leading man Terence Stamp.

Emanuel Levy

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.

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

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

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Fernando F. Croce

Assuredly Soderbergh's masterpiece

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

All of its style can't altogether conceal that director Steven Soderbergh doesn't have as much to work with here.

Michael Dequina

Not your standard revenge movie, thanks to the inventive and stylish direction of Steven Soderbergh.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

An apparently simple movie that demands and rewards a deeper look.

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

The movie has lots of drive, and it keeps Stamp front and center almost continuously, even in flashbacks.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
This is the classic revenge thriller, as tweaked by Steven Soderbergh. Terence Stamp stars as WIlson, the titular character, who is a recently released career… More
Daniel Perry
The more Soderbergh I see, the less I like him, but I thought this film had a lot going for it. One trick did drive me nuts, though: the edits in which we hear… More
Kase Vollebregt
If it weren't for the assured direction of Soderbergh, 'The Limey' would be a simply forgettable film. In a way, it kind of is. Stamp's… More
Graham Jones
A minor work for Soderbergh but still a well crafted, entertaining one.
Aj V
I rarely like these new stylistic thrillers from directors like Soderbergh, but this had a great story and great actors starring in it. I should watch it again… More
Edward Boxler
Tell me...tell me...tell me about Jenny. That quote is the heart of this story. It's not just a simple revenge thriller. I also loved the discontinuous… More

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