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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…
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,…
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.
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 was a good popcorn movie. I suppose it could have been more than that given its high concept idea. Accessing the full power of the brain is an interesting sci-fi starting point that could have been developed in a variety of ways, but the filmmakers choose to make a film about drugs. Access to the brain's full power is through a pill so much of the film is about all that entails: obtaining the drug, the high one gets while on it and the physical consequences of being without it.
As with any drug movie it is always difficult to simulate the effects of the drug from the first person perspective. There is only so much one can do…
I live this movie every day. After I down my morning dose of coffee everything seems possible. Others catch on to my secret and steal my coffee from me, leaving me with an empty pot and a crippling headache. So, I do anything to get more. Because I know If I don't keep getting my fix.........I'll die. So yeah, I liked this movie. I think we can all understand it on the most basic of levels. It has great appeal.
Upon watching the previews, I filed "Limitless" under M for "meh."
Having watched "Lucy" first. After watching "Limitless," I found myself asking, "Lucy who?" The build is always much better than the destination.
I also enjoyed how things weren't only too get better, or more powerful, but the possibility of downward spiral. As the opening scene speaks on our "sense of balance, homeostasis, or yin and yang." Too much of anything can throw of our sense of self.
Unable to achieve homeostasis-like any addict would know-the middle ground, beneath your proverbial feet, dissolves. Lacking harmony/balance, there are only two ends of the spectrum, upon one can reside. With the abyss of inanity between.
Liked the movie a lot. These are the kind of movies I love to watch. Think the impossible and make a movie about it that may make you believe that it is possible. You wont get bored at all.
Don't do drugs?
I feel relatively sure that this is the worst movie I have seen in recent years. Despite director Neil Burger's impressive flourishes, the premise of this movie (that there is a drug that will make you super smart, bro) quickly falls apart. Robert De Niro continues to be a parody of his former self and this is a parody of action thrillers.
Wow, this was absolutely appalling. The script was hilariously inept, raising and discarding plot points with gay abandon, and never allowing any tension to last longer than a few seconds. Burger seemingly thought he was making Fight Club, but had no idea how to throw his ideas at the screen with any class. Cooper and Cornish tried hard, De Niro didn't (as we've come to expect) but nothing would have saved this mess.
Fresh off the press. Loved the opening scene and sequence of this movie. Was also intrigued by the premise. Another attempt at transcending human limits and becoming super human along with all limits of that. It seems like love never really makes it long into the world of perfection and over functioning. I am still pondering how the movie ends, not sure if I was convinced or satisfied. If I were writing the ending I would have worked toward a different twist. I did love some of the dialogue between Cooper and Deniro.
if only this were a real drug!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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