Film Review: The Limehouse Golem


THE Limehouse Golem, produced by Stephen Woolley and starring Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke, is based on the novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem by Peter Ackroyd.

The film also stars Douglas Booth, Daniel Mays and Eddie Marsan.

Victorian London is gripped with fear as a serial killer – dubbed The Limehouse Golem – is on the loose and leaving cryptic messages written in the blood of his victims.


With few leads and increasing public pressure, Scotland Yard assigns the case to Inspector Kildare (Nighy), a seasoned detective with a troubled past who has a sneaking suspicion that he’s being set up to fail.

Faced with a long list of suspects, including music hall star Dan Leno (Booth), Kildare must rely on help from a witness  who has legal troubles of her own (Cooke) to stop the murders and bring the maniac to justice.

And what is a Golem? A legendary creature from the dark times who the population of Victorian London believe must be responsible for the crimes…

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