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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.
Limitless usa mucha postproducción (efectos situacionales, visuales y especiales muy bien hechos, a decir verdad) para mantener una historia endeble a flote. Ese es un buen detalle del director Neil Burger, ya que su guión depende del carisma de los actores en el reparto y utiliza todos los clichés del Bingo de Las Películas de Acción en apenas hora y media de filme.
No, it's not a masterpiece but its directed with so much energy and told with so much style that I was so entertained and enjoyed the entire film. Some subplots felt unfinished and the whole movie felt a little rushed, but the whole idea and how it plays out is fun as hell and executed with a unique style that caught my attention as soon as it started. Overall I really enjoyed this movie and that it did a really good job fleshing out its main idea, full brain potential.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Great documentary on psychoactive stimulants: The ending dragged the narrative from what I thought was going to be a "cautionary" tale to the classic Hollywood optimistic "myth"-style (endorsing the capitalist aesthetic). Limitless reveals that scientific fact that amphetamines and nootropics will not only make you smart and rich, but also invisible and handsome.
You can dominate the world, but you must dominate yourself. That's the film in a few words.
Una bastante competente modernización de la premisa de "Flowers for Algernon".
Dicho eso, no me queda muy claro que pretendía lograr el protagonista con su super inteligencia ni que tramaba al final. No llega a ser un thriller ni una película de acción realmente.
A slick movie but I left feeling disappointed. Expected so much more from this one
Bradley Cooper on drugs, that's all the story really is.
La podré ver otras mil veces y no dejará de encantarme.
Pretty cool. Good ending.
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