Limbo
Limbo (1999)

Alaska is a land rich with possibilities and second chances. Against the backdrop of this vast, challenging wilderness, LIMBO tells the story of people trying to reinvent themselves in America's last frontier. Set in the rugged islands… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 23, 1999
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Sharply uneven, John Sayles' 12th film features many of his thematic motifs but the ambiguous ending is problematic.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Another challenging movie bt John Sayles about the complexity of the soul and the mystery of fate.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

I've never heard such booing in a theater in all my life.

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Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Like so much of his work, Limbo feels like two films - one agitprop, the other melodrama - but these two strains are unified in the film's title and (as always) setting.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Sayles cheats the viewer with an ending that might have looked enigmatic on another film, but looks like a cop-out on this one.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Many viewers will be disappointed that there is no payoff.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Proximate politics replaced by archetype and what Wordsworth would have called "the story of place."

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Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

It delivers its name's sake. If limbo is your idea of fun -- you'll have a riot.

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Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net

Sayles is in top form again, crafting an absorbing story...about appealing, rounded characters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
An ex-fisherman falls in love with a singer, but their relationship is tested when they are stranded in the Alaskan hinterland. This film is two films in one.… More
Anthony Valletta
Another winning film from Sayles.
Jeffrey Meyers
John Sayles' Limbo is a fascinating film on many levels. It's a drama in the truest sense of the word, with interesting characters, relate-able… More
Robert Fearon
An absorbing story about appealing, rounded characters. The more you think about the way it ends, the more you realise that any other ending would betray the… More