LIMBO is a wry and poignant observation of the refugee experience, set on a fictional remote Scottish island, where a group of new arrivals await the results of their asylum claims. It centers on Omar (El-Masry), a young Syrian musician who is burdened by his grandfather’s oud, which he has carried all the way from his homeland.
Limbo is the most Wes Anderson movie of the year that isn’t directed by Wes Anderson. It’s marketing makes it look like a straight comedy. However it’s much more of a drama with comedic elements. Which helps this film out a ton. This would be particularly perfect for a streaming service though Focus Features is releasing this in theaters and in a time where we need to support movie theaters it’s perfectly fine to see it on the big screen.
Omar’s character is the backbone of the film and is very likable and charismatic Amir El-Masry gives a brilliant performance that should be put up for Golden Globe talks next Award Season as well as the movie overall being one of the years best comedies.
The movie is perfectly witty and deadpan so keep that in mind when you watch it it’s not exactly going to be like ‘This is The End’ but much more among the lines of ‘The Life Aquatic’
Overall grade: 3.5/5
Written By: AJ Friar