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Limbo (2020)



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Omar is a promising young musician. Separated from his Syrian family, he is stuck on a remote Scottish island awaiting the fate of his asylum request. Due to the plaster-cast on his arm, Omar cannot play his oud and instead wanders the epic landscapes searching for answers to a complex past and daunting future.He may be stuck, but he is not alone. Omar and his new flatmates attend hilariously misjudged 'cultural awareness' classes, hosted by eccentric locals. They binge the 'Friends' boxset, debating the unanswerable question of whether Ross and Rachel were on a break and Freddie Mercury-obsessed Farhad tries to convince Omar to participate in the local open mic night.LIMBO deploys pitch perfect wit and crisp observation to shine a light on the hearts and lives of those at the centre of a crisis that most of us only experience through headlines.


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Critic Reviews for Limbo

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (9)

The movie could easily fall into a bland sentimental routine from there, but Sharrock's irreverent tone turns Farhad's journey into a strange and involving one.

September 28, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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A love note to the displaced.

September 23, 2020 | Full Review…

The film thrusts us into this forgotten, snow-lashed corner of the world where a gaggle of lost souls are dumped, awaiting visas. The oddities of islander life are as bemusing to these new arrivals as they are in turn to the largely friendly locals.

September 16, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

When the film pushes the droll humour of the situation, it actually serves to emphasise the internalised pain suffered by the various characters we follow.

September 16, 2020 | Full Review…

While there's little disputing Sharrock's empathy for his dislocated, stranded characters... there's something rather limited about his alteration of dry fish-out-of-water gags and scenes of people staring forlornly into the barren middle distance.

September 12, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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A deadpan look at the unbearable loneliness of being, Ben Sharrock's debut feature Limbo feels, appropriately, caught between two genre worlds.

September 12, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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