The Limehouse Golem full movie review - Costume slasher movie can't support its ambitions.
A mash up of Se7en and The Elephant Man, this one is stylish but over long and relentlessly grim.
With a nod to the Jack the Ripper murders this one is set in London's underclass Limehouse, where Inspector under a cloud Nighy arrives to investigate the succession of "Golem" slasher murders. Suspects include comedian Dan Leno and a bushy bearded Karl Marx. Nighy's investigation gets involved with hard working actress wife Olivia Cooke's trial for poisoning her husband.
Alternating between the British Museum and Leno's tacky music hall attention shifts to Cooke's back story with lots of oppression of women, class warfare, homoerotic suspicions, opium dens and politicking at the Yard.
Cast and design are superior but this one is not a fun outing.