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The Limey

GENE

 SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

THE LIMEY

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The Limey is a story about a British career criminal who journeys to LA to go gunning for the man who killed his daughter. Noone took him seriously at first, because of his age and he talked funny.

There's good shots of Monterey's coastline and Rocky Point, with lots of good visuals.

The movie moves a little slowly for me, with a few very good entertaining parts, but without Terrence Stamp there is no movie.

It's still a strong scissors sideways.

Directed in a series of flashbacks, flashforwards, and just plain flash, Steven Soderbergh takes the thinnest of plot lines and turns out bravado performances from Terrence Stamp, Peter Fonda, and Luis Guzman.

A stylish and witty revenge picture with more going for it than just old-fashioned violence.

The Limey's director is a great contemporary film stylist. He's imaginative and complex, using a cut-up style that's very radical, with a multi-flashback structure. There's nothing orderly or aligned in the way the director builds this story.

Nothing is quite what it seems to be. The movie is told from inside the star's head--following a wobbly line between past and present. There are many repeated shots of the star on a plane, and whether its coming or going isn't revealed until the end.

The Limey is a first-rate crime revenge thriller.


Reviewed in 2000
Man on the Moon

The Talented Mr. Ripley
Magnolia

The Hurricane
Topsy-Turvy

Reviewed in 1999
The Blair Witch Project
The Iron Giant

Bowfinger
Mickey Blue Eyes
The Sixth Sense
Stir of Echoes
For Love of the Game
American Beauty
Three Kings
Fight Club
Bringing out the Dead
The Limey
Being John Malkovich
Pokemon
Toy Story 2
The World is Not Enough
The Green Mile
Bicentennial Man

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