The Limey 7/10
The Limey (R) 1999
Reviewer’s Tilt (9)
Special DVD Features worth a look-Director commentary
Aging cockney street thug Wilson (Terence Stamp) invades Los Angeles in search of the answers in the “accidental” death of his estranged daughter. Powerful music promoter Terry Valentine (Peter Fonda) appears to be the prime suspect, but answers are not easy to come by in this taunt drama. The search for his daughter’s killer purifies and focuses Wilson’s anger, vengeance, love and regret. Director Steven Soderbergh and actor Terrence Stamp add depth and emotion to what would otherwise be a rather trite tale. Although not all of Soderbergh’s artistic flourishes work fluidly into the picture, a solid cast and tight story make this a worthy rental.
Format: Color, Widescreen anamorphic, Closed captioned.
Sound: (Dolby Digital 5.1), (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
Extras: Director, writer and actor commentary, production notes, cast and crew bios, featurette, music score, trailer.