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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.
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…
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…
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,…
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.
The focus on style and concept seemed to suppress any sort of character or interesting story that could have been farmed here. It all just ended up being so silly; my reaction once the credits rolled? A shrug of the shoulders. That about sums it up.
Denne film leger med en rigtig spændende tanke - tænk, hvad vi var i stand til, hvis vi var superintelligente. Filmen har en spændende historie, og skuespillet er godt især fra Bradley Cooper og Robert De Niro. Hvis man godt kan lide et science fiction-agtigt drama, så leverer "Limitless" varen hæderligt.
Limitless is very stylish and a refreshingly different take on it's genre. Bradley Cooper is a good lead, though the rest of the cast are forgettable and largely uninteresting. The plot is decently enjoyable though it is brought down by a lacklustre ending. A good watch, but it has some clear flaws that prevent it from being great.
This was interesting. That movie was fucked up!
Better than Lucy.
If the users of heroin say that the first hit is like being kissed by God in the movie Limitless, the fictional drug called NZT makes one to feel like god. And the director Neil Burger managed to make tightly constructed, aesthetically pleasing story about a drug that transcends the mind to work at its full potential.
I don't know if drugs should be popularised this way, but this film is very entertaining, with a unique and always-interesting story that's led by a charismatic, engaging performance from Bradley Cooper. He shines in this role as Eddie Mora. Cooper plays the grungy, broken-down writer well enough that you can smell his shower less stench through the screen; however, when he his…
Limitless defines the movies that have to be watched at the time they're released. Every month and every year I put off watching Limitless it becomes more unimpressive. At the same time, it seems like the references to NZT and the movie in general keep piling up in pop culture.
I pretty much knew everything about the movie going into it, and I feel like I could have written it in the time it took to watch. A good stock action film, and a movie that really culminates the first 10 years of digital filmmaking. It's a movie I would show a film class, so I can say I was educating myself on film history by watching.
For the majority of the film, Limitless actually delivers on its intriguing premise (which is generally less common than you’d think). The use of occasional narrations throughout the film by the protagonist was a good choice that really pulled everything together and made it feel more personal. The pacing was pretty good, and the viewer’s interest is maintained throughout the film.
I was rather irritated that films made in 2011 are still buying into the “humans only use 10/20/whatever-percent of their brains” myth that’s been so thoroughly debunked. There’s really no excuse for that anymore.
My biggest problem with the film is that the subplot of “Gee, everyone who takes this pill seems to… um… die” is never really fully developed. There’s a throwaway line at the end of the film that suggests the protagonist has figured out a way to circumvent that while retaining his abilities, but that just seems… too easy somehow.
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