The Limey - C+
Viewed October 9, 1999 at 84th St.

The Limey starts off promisingly enough. The title character steps out of the airport emerging from blobs of color to the beat of The Who's "The Seeker"; immediately it sets the nostalgic tone for the sixties that will be prevalent throughout. Too bad the nostalgia also spreads to the plot. I haven't seen Point Blank, but there's the unmistakable scent of stylistic retread throughout. Soderbergh's characteristic use of complex time structures and visual invention here seems more like a way of keeping himself from being bored (a la Gray's Anatomy) than a natural, organic method of storytelling like in Out of Sight.