Limitless (2011)

LimitlessReleased: March 18, 2011Director: Neil BurgerStars: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie CornishRuntime: 105 min.

A writer (Eddie Morra) discovers a top-secret drug which bestows him with super human abilities.

Limitless has an awesome premise and a cool and thrilling  atmosphere. It’s crime-filled, it’s intelligent, and it it’s never boring. It drags in areas, though, and the political part of it all is underwhelming. There are antagonists coming out the ying-yang; but it’s so awesome that, even for a 14A movie, some of the parts are terrifying and rather realistic. The characters feel under-developed, but one could understand Eddie’s motivations. The drug’s side effects are slightly crazy, and it puts a target on your head, but holy crap… I want some of those pills. I could do so much with them! That’s how the audience can comprehend Morra’s motivations so easily, he doesn’t want to be seen as a waste any more, he wishes to reach his full potential and get his life back in order.

This is a cool sci-fi thriller with some awesome cinematography and style. It’s fun and original. It’ll keep you guessing the whole way through.

Score78/100

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12 Responses to Limitless (2011)

  1. mistylayne says:

    This sounds very very vaguely familiar…I wonder if I watched it….

  2. CMrok93 says:

    It has it’s moments that are fun and exciting, but overall, the story still plays by the same beats we have all seen done better, many, many times before. Nice review man.

  3. Nick Powell says:

    I was surprised how much I like this. I think this is the flick that made me realize Cooper had talent and wasn’t just a big ol douche bag.

    • Daniel Prinn says:

      Lol, exactly! All About Steve or Valentine’s Day definitely wouldn’t have made you realize that 😉

      Did you ever see The Midnight Meat Train? One movie before he was really on the radar with The Hangover. I haven’t seen it; but it looks like a cool little horror movie.

  4. Just borrowed this from my friend the other day! Maybe its time to watch it 😉 Awesome review!

  5. Abbi says:

    I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed this.

  6. I liked this one, but i do feel it could have been a more thoughtful sci-fi

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