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Unconventional narrative about the interactions amongst a group of people in a small town in Alaska, each of whom has guards a secret.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sharply uneven, John Sayles' 12th film features many of his thematic motifs but the ambiguous ending is problematic."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Another challenging movie bt John Sayles about the complexity of the soul and the mystery of fate."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"I've never heard such booing in a theater in all my life."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Go for the early pleasures of John Sayles' latest, but be prepared for a detour to another, far less engaging movie."
‑ Kevin Lally, Film Journal International
"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."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"Sayles cheats the viewer with an ending that might have looked enigmatic on another film, but looks like a cop-out on this one."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Many viewers will be disappointed that there is no payoff."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The ambiguity of its ending may be frustrating, but your reaction and subsequent conclusion reveal more about you than about the characters in the film."
‑ Susan Granger,
"Proximate politics replaced by archetype and what Wordsworth would have called "the story of place.""
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"It delivers its name's sake. If limbo is your idea of fun -- you'll have a riot."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"Sayles is in top form again, crafting an absorbing story...about appealing, rounded characters."
‑ Arthur Lazere,
"A gimmick that is less clever than it is fatally distracting."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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