The Limey

You gotta make a choice. When to do something and when to let it go.

A review by Mike Shea   Movie Rating: ( * * * * * )    DVD Rating: ( * * * * * )

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As long as their are movies like The Limey, I can't complain too much about the state of the art of cinema in our world today. The Limey is based on one of my favorite plots, revenge. Terrance Stamp plays Wilson, a father of a dead girl who gets out of prison, flies to America and begins to piece together his daughters death. Stamp does a fabulous job as Wilson, the dead beat jail bird who can take one hell of a beating and come back out on top. The movie itself plays like a skipping record but certainly has it's own feel, something that I think is really important for good Film Noir. You see a lot of the mixed scenes and dialog clips like you did in Out of Sight, which was filmed by the same blokes who did The Limey. The music fits quite well and gives the overall film a true feeling. The DVD had one of the sharpest pictures I can ever recall seeing with a beautiful 16x9 enhanced 1.85 to 1 picture. The Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack does a fine job with the audio, giving it the razor edge it the film needed it to. It includes a directors commentary, some other extras and one of the best trailers I have ever seen next to the trailer for Eyes Wide Shut. This movie fits right in along with Out of Sight and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels as a movie not to be missed.