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Year
1999
Runtime
89 min.
Director
Steven Soderbergh
Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Rating *
7.0
Votes *
22,065
Checks
3,118
Favs
195
Dislikes
37
Favs/checks
6.3% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Steven Soderbergh's The Limey has a simple revenge story - a Cockney father just out of prison comes to America to find his daughter's killer - but it's infinitely more interesting than that thanks to perspicacious casting and bravura editing. First, it's really a movie about the 60s and how its ideals have failed. Many of the actors are icons from the 60s and 70s, taking their personae to their logical conclusions. Terence Stamp and Peter Fonda are particularly good, but I can't fault anyone in the cast. In true indy film tradition, every character has his or her eccentricities, begging questions that aren't answered. Through a kind of fractured editing, the film acts as a memory, revealing information in non-linear fashion, and I love that. It even uses scenes from an early Stamp movie in flashback fashion, and seamlessly at that. The resulting confusion never lasts and actually ramps up the tension. I can't believe this movie isn't better known. 4 years 9 months ago
  2. MarkE89's avatar

    MarkE89

    Another underrated masterpiece by Soderbergh following a conventional action plot in an unconventional manner. Applying his jazzy style, further developed with Haywire, we are enjoying delicate brutality during his typical, and highly entertaining, musings on causality. Stamp devours the scenery with his ultra-cool character and we are treated to hilarious dialogue throughout. Worth a watch for anyone fed up with current attempts at action-comedies. 5 years 11 months ago
  3. mi-16evil's avatar

    mi-16evil

    Just a reminder that if you're watching this for the New Cult Canon list entry, technically the entry is for the commentary track for the film between Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Lem Dobbs. Just pointing that out for all the completionists out there. 8 years 7 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #50 in A.V. Club's The New Cult Canon
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  2. This movie ranks #265 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  3. This movie ranks #528 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  4. This movie ranks #538 in TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films
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