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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,…
This movie is stupid. Not stupid in a fun way. Just stupid. The plot holes are so glaring that I couldn't focus on Neil Burger's direction, which wasn't actually terrible when I noticed it. There is a guy who took these Super Brain Pills two years ago and became a titan of industry, but he never thought to buy the company that made the pills? If the Russian gangster dissolved the Super Brain Pills and injected it into his bloodstream a little bit at a time, then how would drinking his blood give enough of a hit to make Bradley Cooper smart again? Did Bradley Cooper give any of the Super Brain Pills to the other people he knew who…
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.
What happened if we used 20% of our brain ! movie you have to see
Okay film. Stereotypical plot line though.
RETO CINÉFILO 2015.
RETO Nº 50. Una película que empezaste, pero que nunca acabaste.
No pasará la historia del cine como obra maestra, pero está bien. Yo me lo pasé entretenida, viéndola. Bien hecha, bien todo... pero dentro de lo que es una peli entretenida sin más. Quién pillara una pastilla de esas! (sin los efectos secundarios, claro!).
This could possibly be one of my new favorite movies. I really, really loved it. Really well directed and written. Just overall an amazing movie
this really was a good film it had a good storyline and moved really well throughout it and the cinematography/directing was well done so overall it was a very enjoyable film
There's a refreshing side to Neil Burger's Limitless, the Bradley Cooper-starring thriller where a struggling writer gets addicted to an intelligence-enhancing drug. While a standard action film in many respects, Limitless never loses sight of the possibilities of its premise for flights of fancy.
As Eddie Morra, Cooper demonstrates his range, alternating between slacker and a figure who uses his drug-enhanced intelligence to accumulate wealth and power. The dramatisation of Eddie's drug dependence is presented through dizzying tracking shots, filters and montages that energise some fairly standard plotting and twists.
What makes Limitless more impactful is its decision to avoid making Eddie's desperation to maintain his newfound intelligence a tragic story; he doesn't revert to his former self…
Awesome! What 4 digits IQ can do!
Despite the far-fetched plot, I actually enjoyed this a fair bit.
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…