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The Limehouse Golem (2016)

Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 8 September 2017 (USA)
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In Victorian London, a Scotland Yard inspector hunts down the sadistic killer behind a series of gory, Jack the Ripper-Like murders.


Juan Carlos Medina


Jane Goldman (screenplay), Peter Ackroyd (based on the novel by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas Booth ... Dan Leno
Olivia Cooke ... Lizzie Cree
Sam Reid ... John Cree
María Valverde ... Aveline Ortega
Daniel Mays ... George Flood
Bill Nighy ... John Kildare
Peter Sullivan ... Inspector Roberts
Michael Jenn ... News Reporter
Daniel Cerqueira Daniel Cerqueira ... Evening Post Reporter (as Daniel Cerquiera)
Patrick Durham Patrick Durham ... Elderly Man
Louisa-May Parker Louisa-May Parker ... Mrs. Gerrard
Adam Brown ... Mr. Gerrard
Nicholas Woodeson ... Toby Dosett
Paul Ritter ... Augustus Rowley
Mark Tandy ... Judge


In Victorian London, a Scotland Yard inspector hunts down the sadistic killer behind a series of gory, Jack the Ripper-Like murders.

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Before the Ripper, fear had another name.


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Release Date:

8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Crimes de Limehouse See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Though the film is based on a work of fiction, three of the readers in the library, all of them suspects in the golem case, are real people who did at the time live in London: Karl Marx, George Gissing and Dan Leno. See more »


The film is set in Victorian London, yet no musicians or their musical instruments are ever seen at the music hall - not when music is being played to accompany Dan Leno & his troupe, nor back-stage with the other performers and the stage crew. See more »


Lizzie Cree: My gender becomes inured to injustice. We expect it until we can greet it merely with a shrug.
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Referenced in Making The Limehouse Golem (2017) See more »


I'm Waiting For Him Tonight
Written by Dan Leno
Music by Johan Söderqvist
Performed by Douglas Booth
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Waaay too predictable
27 October 2017 | by MikesIDhasbeentakenSee all my reviews

There was so much good going on in this movie it's just a shame the big reveal, and they do make a meal out of it, was meant to be such a shock, when really you knew from the very beginning..

Which is really annoying because if they had thought just a little bit more, just a little bit more subtlety this would be pretty good. unfortunately the only people who will be surprised at who the killer is are people who have never watched any other movie ever. Then it will be surprising, for the rest, it really is painful to watch as the movie dances around the obvious.

Again, everything else was good, the setting and the way it played out like a play while everyone was literally playacting was nice and different to other movies. worth a watch, just don't expect to be surprised.

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