Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Limey

Terence Stamp goes to LA to avenge the death of his daughter, the leads point to Peter Fonda. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.

It's not quite Point Blank or Don't Look Now, but it's a pretty good film, an impressionistic style exercise, a dream memory mosaic. There are several 60s icons in the film, Stamp is glum, Fonda is cheerful, Stamp does the cockney rhyming thing, there's 60s music, there's nostalgia and disillusionment. Besides the non linear storytelling, the story itself is quite simple, unless I missed something. Stamp is very good. Headbutting is difficult if you wear glasses.

Top 5 Soderbergh films:
1. Out of Sight
2. Ocean's Eleven
3. Solaris
4. The Limey
5. Kafka


  1. I love The Limey. Not a lot of people seem to have seen it, but I think it's pretty swell. For a long time, Solaris was probably my number one Soderbergh, but I think it's The Limey now. -Matt

  2. The commentary track, with Soderbergh and the screenwriter, is pretty good as well.

  3. Oh what, no love for 9012Live?? sheesh.