Watch: The Limehouse Golem 2016 123movies, Full Movie Online – In Victorian London, a Scotland Yard inspector hunts down the sadistic killer behind a series of gory, Jack the Ripper-Like murders..
Plot: A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times – the mythical Golem – must be responsible.
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|6.3/10 Votes: 21,766|
|74% | RottenTomatoes|
|63/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 543 Popularity: 16.846 | TMDB|
A dark and daring detective drama that’s never as straight-forward as it threatens to be.
Splattered with surprising amounts of grisly gore, layered with darkly mature themes and brimming with otherwise brutal viscera, this Victorian-era detective drama is a much more nuanced affair than first advertised, playing out not as a simple whodunnit but rather as an exploration of theatre vs reality and the pantomime roles all of the key players (whom are all written and acted wonderfully) inevitably, and perhaps unknowingly, play. While I had successfully figured out the identity of the killer before the second act had even begun, it didn’t take anything away from my enjoyment of ‘The Limehouse Golem (2016)’. All of its pieces are on the board from the beginning and each twist makes perfect sense within the narrative; there is no cheating and that alone is to be applauded. In the end, this is a very enjoyable and gripping thriller which is as fun to unravel as it is to passively watch, also working well as a sort of meta-textual commentary. After all, when the audience wants blood, it’s blood they will get. 7/10.
“I seem to ignite the urge in men.”
The movie evokes both the literary legacy of Sherlock Holmes and the historical saga of Jack the Ripper. The costuming and sets are wonderfully Victorian, and the identities of the potential Limehouse Golem are all taken from real life with the exception of John Cree (Sam Reid), who makes appearances in flashback sequences after the revelation of his death at the beginning of the story. There’s even a connection made to the historical Ratcliff Highway Murders of seventy years prior, a pair of attacks on two separate families resulting in seven fatalities in 1811 London (the details of which were not referenced in the story).
The mention of Karl Marx (Henry Goodman) as a murder suspect was particularly compelling if not amusing, given his notoriety as a philosopher and revolutionary socialist. Dan Leno (Douglas Booth), in fact, was a leading music hall comedian and actor of the era, while George Gissing (Morgan Watkins) was a prolific English novelist. Introducing these real life figures into the plot of a murder mystery was rather clever, each given an opportunity to be seen as the Limehouse Golem in action before the eventual reveal.
The film does skirt the horror genre to a degree, with gruesome images of mutilated bodies that guide detective John Kildare (Bill Nighy) onto the trail of his quarry, even as the prime suspect is the only one we ever need to care about. Lizzie Cree (Olivia Cooke), for all of her innocence, troubled background and proper behavior, evokes a sympathetic response from the viewer until the final sequence of reenactments testifies to her identity as the title character.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 49 min (109 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Director Juan Carlos Medina
Writer Jane Goldman, Peter Ackroyd
Actors Douglas Booth, Olivia Cooke, Sam Reid
Country United Kingdom
Awards 8 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Todd-AO Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Todd-AO 35 (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema