Though only appearing in the movie briefly, philosopher Karl Marx was indeed living in London at the time the movie is set. Both as a Jew and due to his socialist ideas, he was actually harassed by the police and was -briefly- considered as a suspect of the Jack the Ripper murders. See more »
When Eddie Marsan's character 'Uncle' strips off to reveal a chest full of tattoos many are obviously 'temporary' stick on ones (especially below his right shoulder). See more »
There is real chemistry between Bill Nighy and Daniel Mays. Nighy is electrifying as ever. Most of the supporting cast are great. It has a gloomy atmosphere and the music hall setting works well (albeit a music hall with lots of music and absolutely zero musicians!).
Its not overly gory - this is a good thing as its the plot and character interplay that is strong here.
The ye olde London Town setting is well done.
The story moves along as quite a pace with red herrings and twists galore.
We guessed whodunit 2/3 of the way through - but it was an entertaining ride nonetheless.
This film is a cut above much of the generic and formulaic Hollywood fare we are fed these days.
Go see it quickly while its still in cinemas - its not nearly as big a hit as it deserves to be.
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