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Limbo

Concerning the Afterlife, that’s what comes to mind immediately upon hearing the title of Writer/Director Mark Young’s Limbo.  The old bluegrass song, Old Devil, which plays across the title sequence is your next clue as to what this dark comedy is about as a murderer wakes up to find himself dangling near the edge of eternal life.  But which direction is he going?  Up? Down?  He doesn't know.

"While slow in some areas, anyone with any interest in courtroom dramas or a police procedural will be interested in what Limbo has to say about extenuating circumstances and redemption"


 

I mean, what do YOU do with a chainsaw in Hollywood?  Here, a palm tree.  There, a palm tree. Everywhere, a palm tree.  BRATTLE! BRATTLE! BRATTLE!  

Chronicling the last minutes of a thief who attempts to rob a pawn shop, Limbo loads up with violence, comedy, wordplay, and drama as Veronica Cartwright (Alien, The Birds, Invasion of the Body Snatchers), playing the clerk behind the counter of the pawn shop, gets a bullet right in the head.  Damn.

Don’t worry, in a movie that boasts a cast which includes James Purefoy (Pennyworth), Scottie Thompson (12 Monkeys), Richard Riehle (Fried Green Tomatoes, Transformers: Age of Extinction), Lew Temple (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Mandela Van Peebles (Jigsaw) and Rebekah Kennedy (Criminal Minds), there’s much more talent to come as one criminal finds himself on trial with Heaven or Hell in the balance.

Except in this version of a place called "Limbo", it’s all concrete walls, bad hairdos, and tacky suits as demons and lawyers file paperwork alongside souls in the eternal battle of Heaven and Hell. Limbo

You see, Jimmy (Temple) awakens in an underground office where Balthazar (Lucian Charles Collier), his attorney, is going over his case.  Jimmy is a bit slow to understand that he’s in Limbo and two attorneys - hired help of the angelic kind - are arguing over the way he has lived his life.  Jimmy is caught between a bitter prosecutor and an inexperienced defense attorney and he’s not having any of it.

Young’s dark comedy is rich in striking content as people from Jimmy’s past - like Cartwright - become involved in the trial and Lucifer (Purefoy) himself steps in to weigh in on the proceedings.  There are a lot of puns and humorous situations as Jimmy finds himself closer and closer to the flames of Hell.  While slow in some areas, anyone with any interest in courtroom dramas or a police procedural will be interested in what Limbo has to say about extenuating circumstances and redemption.

Feel the heat this summer with Limbo, premiering August 4 on DVD and Digital from Uncork’d Entertainment.

3/5 stars

Limbo

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Limbo

MPAA Rating: Unrated.
Runtime:
90 mins
Director
: Mark Young
Writer:
Mark Young
Cast:
Lucian Charles Collier, Scottie Thompson, Lew Temple
Genre
: Comedy | Horror
Tagline:
Judgment Comes for Us All.
Memorable Movie Quote:
Distributor:
Uncork'd Entertainment
Official Site: https://www.thehustle.movie/
Release Date:
August 4, 2020
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Synopsis: A murderer finds himself on trial in Hell, caught between a bitter prosecutor and an inexperienced defense attorney.

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Limbo

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