Limitless 2011 ★★★½

Set aside the fact that the premise is based on that widely believed absurdity that people only use 10% of their brains, because really the pills that establish the premise of this film could be magic and the plot would still function as it does, and you have a pretty enjoyable sci-fi noir. While the plot is not particularly original, there are some really inventive visual effects and Bradley Cooper is an appealingly charming void at the center of the story. While De Niro is not exactly stretching himself here, it's nice to see him in something that's far from awful.

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