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Limbo Reviews

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
I've never heard such booing in a theater in all my life.
| Original Score: 1/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
Sayles cheats the viewer with an ending that might have looked enigmatic on another film, but looks like a cop-out on this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
September 16, 2001
It delivers its name's sake. If limbo is your idea of fun -- you'll have a riot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2000
A gimmick that is less clever than it is fatally distracting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

Reel.com
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic

Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Entertainment Weekly
June 4, 1999
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
September 17, 2004
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.
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Go for the early pleasures of John Sayles' latest, but be prepared for a detour to another, far less engaging movie.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Many viewers will be disappointed that there is no payoff.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
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.
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
June 24, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Top Critic
Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Beth Jones
Roanoke Times (Virginia)
May 28, 2003
Philip Kemp
Sight and Sound
April 17, 2001
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Top Critic
July 27, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
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