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The Limey

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • With THE LIMEY, director Steven Soderbergh has crafted a stylish revenge thriller that also contains a refreshing sense of humor. Wilson (Terence Stamp), a tough English ex-con, travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death, which he is convinced was not accidental. After meeting Ed (Luis Guzmn), a friend of his daughter's who sent him a letter informing him of her passing, he finds out about her affair with Terry Valentine (Peter Fonda), a drug-dealing, money-laundering record producer, and begins to hunt him down. Partnered with Ed as well as Elaine (Lesley Ann Warren), his daughter's former voice coach, Wilson encounters a near-fatal beating, is thrown from a building window, survives a dangerous car chase, and battles an army of L.A.'s toughest criminals. Soderbergh's follow-up to the critically beloved OUT OF SIGHT finds him in similar neo-noir waters, but this time he utilizes atypical editing and narrative technique for the film's entirety. In a striking move, he ingeniously incorporates footage of Stamp as a young man in Ken Loach's 1967 film POOR COW for truly realistic flashbacks. As the fuming Wilson--a hell-bent, white-haired avenging angel--Stamp proves, once again, to be a truly magnetic screen presence.
    • Rating - Violence; Language
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 60750

  • Credits
    Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzmn, Luis Guzman, Barry Newman, Joe Dallesandro, Nicky Katt, Amelia Heinle, Melissa George
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[Stamp] carries the movie....A stylish, hard-edged melodrama..."
    Movieline's Hollywood Life

    "...A mesmerizing mood piece..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...A strangely moving vision....Not to be missed..." -- 4 out of 5 Stars

    "...Stamp remains blisteringly focused....For his part, Stamp probably has his best role since his own '60s heyday..."
    USA Today

    "...A sleek, stylish contemporary L.A. noir, a solid genre film....All aspects of the film contribute toward making it a sophisticated entertainment of considerable subtlety..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...THE LIMEY stands out as prime film-making..."
    Total Film

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