The Limehouse Golem


Victorian London, 1880. Dangerous area of the city Limehouse shocking series of brutal murders. Scared to death, the people believe that these heinous and ruthless crimes involved none other than the Golem is a clay creature from mythology, animated by magic. Panic grows, and the killing continues. The police don't know what to do, and as a scapegoat main thing in this case is assigned to an experienced detective, inspector Kildare.

Director:
  • Juan Carlos Medina

Stars:
Release Date: 2017-09-08
IMDb icon 6.3/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 1h:49m
reviews
Gratia Bowles
25 October 2017 | 09:35

The newly (for the Russian audience), the film "Golem" 2016 so razocharovalas as it say. It is not perfect, not claim the title of "masterpiece", but and it has its own charm and its own story.

We see a detective Thriller of the Victorian era. The action takes place in London, foggy, mysterious and dangerous. In the village of Limehouse is a series of brutal murders. The locals called the ruthless killer "the Golem". For the investigation of crimes does the newly-minted inspector Kildare. Parallel to the main plot of the story, we show the fate of women Lizzie Cree, which is accused of the murder of her husband. Two lines are closely intertwined in one Kildare is torn between helping the innocent and search for clues of the identity of the maniac.

The film is based on based on the book "the Process of Elizabeth Cree" by Peter Ackroyd. It together with Jane Goldman adapted his novel under the script. Jane Goldman have sufficient known for his screenwriting work in the world of cinema (the franchise "Kingsman", "X-Men", "House of strange children miss peregrine" and etc) and overall, the movies not "saskarne".

But then a number of questions. He author, the source, "had a hand" to the case in came from experienced screenwriter, and blind something interesting, intriguing (at first), atmospheric, but weak. I'm talking about the detective story. A line of inquiry turned out to be not exciting. Even participation in the great Karl Marx is not affected in any way. Alas.

What the problem? Audience at the first half of the movie restrict the "circle of suspects" to the four people in the next half hour coming to the conclusion the killer's identity (and that satisfies viewers ' curiosity and desire to experience the catharsis). Have closer to the junction becomes boring, comes to mind "still a killer gardener in what's the intrigue?" But fortunately, the ending has turned the idea of him sense drama. And this is undeniable, a big plus of the story (which seemed to have died in the middle).

As for the direction, it is a lot to say about the Medina is not can. Have a little talent and "the Golem" — my first acquaintance with Mr. Juan Carlos. However, I suppose the idea that he will distinguish himself.

What is remarkable in "the Golem": the atmosphere. Really fascinating-terrible London with its dark, dirty corners, the fallen women and vain men. Depressing, gray city forever, drowning in Vice. The scenery is gorgeous, while watching the movie is not had a feeling of "cardboard" unnatural pictures. The music was subtle but so it should be. It is a thin line directs the viewer to the emotions "not interrupting" tone of the narrative. A kind of breather for the scenes.

The actors and characters. A good Duo of bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke attracts attention. They organic frame, their replica entertaining (almost always). Characters revealed in full: tough, closed, the inspector (in the best traditions of the genre) and poor woman, she fate stray from the dirt and of poverty to a life of the actress and society lady. He Saviour, she the victim. The classic Duo with good actors.

I would also like to highlight the role of Douglas booth. Incredibly charismatic and entertaining character Dan Lino the first and last person seen by the viewer. Major hint he is a monstrous story appears and disappears.

What for the unexpected finale, and associated with him act the inspector of Kildare (and many were left in disbelief "why is he has did this not correct") say: he is a criminal was executed more than the gallows. The inspector performed the main fear of the killer and this "truth" will remain so forever. Intelligible can not explain can — spoiler to avoid that will.

In General, we got a good detective in the picturesque part of London and his manners with the plot (but not hopeless) flaws. There is intrigue, interesting flow of story, love, passion, jealousy, cruelty, pain, betrayal and madness. A full palette of emotions. If you very sensitive, it is better to go around "Golem" side. And fans of the genre should enjoy Victorian London and dissolve in the midst of the bloody events.

7 of 10

Tomasina Ireland
13 December 2017 | 10:23

Good movie. I just read the wrong description. On the site where I watched, it was stated as a mystic, which, of course, not been in the film. And I finally, waiting for is not also, expect not received. But engaging safe Yes. the Film is worthwhile and beautiful. Dark and stylish. Very atmospheric. The main actor playing the inspector, just gorgeous. I don't know its name, but I remember it everywhere see never did not disappoint. And here he played fine, yeah and the character of his itself already with a description of the good. I was also pleased with the age of the character, there was not typical of many films of the distortion as a place the inspector is a boy actually. Here wise and years experiences people had solved the case and was confused myself. The actress, who played a major role, too, is well chosen. Something in it is. And the image is quite ambiguous most of the film. Other characters are also good. All quite realistic in terms of characters. Supplemented with a great atmosphere and study plans the film looks great and looks pleasure. Wheel here none tried to invent, so the history you can believe it. He story investigate a series of murders committed with cruel and the demonstrative. As to cope with such a thing and save the dirt was the chief investigator is not may it is blamed on the other inspector which has its own issues with reputation, but because it not then sorry, but main will remain all in white. And a new inspector takes the case, which now were not very good. In parallel, the court over a woman, which is suspected that she poisoned her husband, and the evidence against her her maid, and alternate and the mistress of her husband. And to these history merge in one. Beautiful story, no matter what. And beautiful care have the elderly inspector on a young girl without any background. And the final will show that some things must remain a secret because otherwise nothing. People still hideous creatures.

7 of 10

Doralynne McAdams
21 October 2017 | 10:39

In the film very much like to return in the Victorian era, so as she is rich in its colorful images, majestic architecture and attractive darkness that coexists with incredible technological discoveries. In this period were relatively recent "Victor Frankenstein", "the Crow" with participation of ja kusaka, and also "From Hell", where the main role was played by johnny Depp. Directors of persistence back to the days of Queen Victoria, well and the audience respond to them back. Next film about the difficult with the tempting era became "Golem". However, with his artistic merits are not all so easy.

The story is set in London, 1880. The city swept a series of murders, and nobody can recognize the villain, constantly lurking in the night. People say for death is one the Golem, a creature from the ancient legends. To kill him not just as you might think, and because local residents are trying once again don't go out of the house after nightfall. Beyond the questionable gossip only detective Kildare, who took over the investigation. He you must find the real cause of the murders and the man behind them. But path to the disclosure of the truth will be painful.

To undoubted advantages of "Golem" is attributed its visuals. Victorian London is simply gorgeous. He is like a player in this intense story. The operator, decorators and master the effects have worked on glory. In their mastery of doubt is not necessary.

But very intrigue at the film die pretty quickly. Instead of spinning a serious detective story, the Director and the writers go in the direction of the legends, speculation and implausible drama. Such a dubious attitude to the story causes frustration, which refuses to pass. Smoothes the situation all the same visuals and pleasant British actors that gave his face the title characters. In long bill Nighy. Finally he appeared serious and impressive role.

The result: a "Golem" quite a good movie, but to call it something more not succeed. The creators do not able to adequately examine the detective line of the narrative, which history is unable to boast of logic puzzles and special drama. But way or otherwise, the "Golem" you can still take notes.

6 from 10

faq
How long is The Limehouse Golem?
2h 29m
Who is the director of the movie The Limehouse Golem?
This tv-show was directed by Juan Carlos Medina.
What is the genre of The Limehouse Golem?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Thriller, Horror, Mystery, Best Horror Movies 2017, Best Mystery Movies 2017.
Who starred in The Limehouse Golem?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Douglas Booth, Olivia Cooke, Sam Reid, María Valverde, Daniel Mays.
What is The Limehouse Golem IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.3.
When was The Limehouse Golem released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2017-09-08.