Lisa Schwarzbaum
October 22, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Limey

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
89 minutes
performer
Peter Fonda, Terence Stamp
director
Steven Soderbergh
author
Lem Dobbs
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it an A

Steven Soderbergh’s small cubist masterpiece about crime and punishment follows a British ex-con (Terence Stamp, his face a mask of sang-froid) who slips into L.A. as an avenging stranger: His daughter, who once lived with an oily Hollywood record producer (Peter Fonda), is dead, and Dad suspects foul play. Splintering time and action even more than he did in Out of Sight, the director has zingy fun with a compact, efficient story. A

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