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What if a pill could make you rich and powerful?
A paranoia-fuelled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.
I went to see Limitless at the theatre back in 2011 and I knew that it was going to pass on tv so I decided to watch it again. I pretty much remembered everything but there were a few elements that I didn't recall well. I have to say that like in the first watch I had a great time!
The concept is very cool, a pill that allow your brain to work in a super scale. You become a super intelligent person, it's like you have mental powers and you are capable of doing anything, your abilities are limitless.
The camera work and some of the effects are great and perfectly suits the surreal atmosphere of this film about…
You know how I knew of Neil Burger before I watched this?
From that poster for Divergent where they made sure that Shailene Woodley's tight-betrousered arse was prominently sat right in the middle of the poster, right next to whoever the bloke is in it. Not because his name is notable on the poster. The only thing notable on that poster is Shailene Woodley's arse. No.
Because I thought, "Well that film looks like something I would rather not watch even if I wanted to have an evening of hating myself, but I suppose I'd better find out whose arse that is seeing as though they've gone to such trouble to show…
There's little I love more than high concept sci-fi, so when someone reminded me that I never got around to seeing this I was all kinds of excited. I mean, the idea of accessing the supposedly inaccessible portion of the brain is a bunch of hooey, but that wasn't going to stop me from enjoying some cinematic mind games. And there are definitely parts of it that work rather well—like the scene where the side effects of the drug catch up to Mr. Cooper all at once—but ultimately the movie doesn't really take the idea far enough to be interesting.
The drug basically makes Cooper into a charming encyclopedia. And what does he use his powers to do? Acquire money,…
Well, the sci-fi fashion now seems to consist in hypothesizing on what would happen if we had full access to the entire potential of our brain and utilize it in our asphyxiating modern society. Hilarious and generic answers like Limitless and Lucy come out, and if they keep trying, they will bring mutants, governmental conspiracies and horror-themed plots with super-powered psychos (wait...). In the best of cases, we could get a good mindfuck film, but that kind of talent is much less recurrent.
Neil Burger has always been a boring director, and Limitless was an inch away from being another one since the very opening which displays a notoriously horrid-looking, “endless” digitalized close-up which rapes your eyes (in the negative…
Thanks to a great lead performance from Bradley Cooper, stylish direction from Neil Burger and a fast pace, Limitless is a fun, energetic, and entertaining thriller.
An exciting, fast-paced and entertaining thriller. It's filmed with great talent, not quite Scorsesian, but still using sweeping cameras and merging one shot right into another. Bradley Cooper makes a freaking awesome lead, and the soundtrack to the film fits it, but doesn't entirely attract as a 4.5 soundtrack would.
Of course, Limitless has got some plot holes. I don't know exactly what they are, but I've read about them, and just by the way the film feels it is a tad hollow, and you can just tell there has got to be a hole somewhere here. I suppose the reason the film feels hollow is because there is so little character development.
Despite this, Limitless makes for a very enjoyable thriller with great cinematography and some stupendous acting.
I liked the part of the movie where the guy was limitless.
With great visual style and a bold storyline, this film should've had much less of a limit and a better closing act.
However, when this film induces it's effects - it works very well.
Limitless is quite convoluted and tense, but lacking a bit in the script department.
Overall it's a very good film though that could've been an incredible one.
With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
A good premise is turned into a frenetically suspenseful thriller with an excellent performance by Bradley Copper, but the conclusion is quite disappointing.
"I was blind, but now I see."
I really don't understand my love for this film. It's a great movie, but not amazing. Yet, I can't help but give it a full 10/10 and want to watch it again already. Right from the start, this movie pulls you in. The music, the feel, the dizzying, warping intro. I really love the look and atmosphere of the movie. The contrasting colors, lenses, filming styles, and camera movement of this film when Eddie (Bradley Cooper) is on and off NZT are brilliant. It really pulls you into the film and allows you to experience the effects (as best you can through film), not to mention makes those blue eyes even bluer. What would you use NZT to accomplish? The possibilities are endless, but is it worth it? Would you take the pill? I could write a novel about this film, but I'll try to refrain. This is pure psuedoscientific sci-fi thriller deliciousness.
Yeah! Fuck Lucy.
This was an accidental second hire. I liked it more the first time.
Being without limitations has its limits, right?
This is what this film is out to prove. You take a pill and you see the world in a whole new light. Your mind is buzzing and your human flaws have faded. Your true potential is being used for the first time. Then you go back.
The buildup is thrilling. The audience worries that he will run out of his magic pills and all his success will be gone in an instant. Now, this is not entirely what happens and I expect people not to be in agreement about the ending. I, myself, do not know how I feel about it. I think because it was somewhat unexpected it was pretty good.…
A premissa é genial, já o roteiro achei muito fraco. bem dirigido, com um conceito bem moderno de linguagem. O filme é fraco!
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…
I have this weird fetish for movies about writers. I love all of them, good or bad.
Please help me…