Movies To See Before You Die: “The Limey”

Mike Frohwein

Mike Frohwein, also known as The Mike to some, is a Midwestern film freak who writes about horror, genre, and cult cinema at his blog, From Midnight, With Love. Aside from horror, he's an avid fan of Alfred Hitchcock, classic Hollywood cinema, and the occasional big budget action film. Mike is also an obsessive DVD collector, and hopes to one day have a room for his movies.

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4 Responses

  1. Travis McClain says:

    Friends of mine saw this during its theatrical run, but I had to wait to rent it (I missed a lot of movies in those days!). I saw it just the once, about a decade ago, but I really did enjoy it. For starters, I thought Stamp really carried the movie; younger viewers may liken it to what Liam Neeson did in Taken, but, as you mention, the real appeal here is his motivation. This is, in a lot of ways, a “least you can do” father story, but one that speaks to our primal sense of protecting the young. It’s a dynamic normally explored in the context of an intimate drama, and seeing it here, as part of a revenge action story makes it more compelling.

    I don’t know that I would go so far as to say this is a movie one needs to see before dying, but I do wholeheartedly endorse taking the 90 minutes to invest in it.

  2. Thanks Travis! I definitely have it on the lower end of my “must see” spectrum, but figured it’d be more fun to spotlight a less known favorite here. Glad to find another fan.

  3. Enbrethiliel says:


    Excellent spotlight! I’m usually not crazy about Revenge Flicks, but you’ve sold this one well!

  1. January 24, 2011

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