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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…
This has become one of my most enjoyed films (for many reasons) and most hated (for one single reason).
The "we only use 20% of our brains" thing nearly ruined the film for me. I know it has a crazy, super drug as its main plot device but get the scientific, proven facts straight before you start messing with them! We use our entire brains.
Besides that, this film has some of the nicest (although eventually overused) uses of editing and seamless shot transitions I've ever seen! It all felt very Fight Club inspired at times! Really great ideas and Bradley Cooper and De Niro prove they may well become a very strong duo to contend with!
watched this in preparation for Lucy since it's basically the same movie and I'm going to pretend they are in the same canon, Bradley Cooper is really good as a guy bouncing between thinking so fast other people can't come up with him and a hopeless loser who needs another fix, De Niro's good as the effortlessly intimidating banker and the visuals are pretty neat I like movies that try and depict a specific state of mind you could usually only describe in a book but the problem is it's main character is way smarter than it's script and you keep thinking if this guy's so smart why does he repeatedly run out of pills? can't this guy fucking count?…
Girl dumps boy for not living up to the potential she saw in him. Boy uses drug to not just live up to but surpass that potential. Complications follow. But really, money is the ultimate aphrodisiac so you know as long as he can keep the money coming he can keep the girl (plus a few bonus trysts along the way).
The potential of this film was, well..., limitless. But only a part of it was used.
The highlight here is the stylish direction by Neil Burger. It reminds you of Danny Boyle.
Eddie Morra: "I was blind but now I see". The story is about man thinks he has solved all his problems when an untested, top-secret drug makes him smarter, leading to financial and social success. But he never considered the side effects or the people who want to keep the drug to remain a secret. A good visual popcorn movie with it's enjoyable scenes.
Nagyon izgalmas, pörgös, izgulós film, folyamatosan leköti az ember figyelmét. Na és Bradley Cooper ;)
This movie is made for TV. Bradley Cooper is the only thing that keeps it watchable. Plot is full of holes, De Niro mails it in, writing is bad, decently directed.
LIMITLESS has a unique premise, intelligently crafted visuals, and features a great performance from Bradley Cooper. However, the supporting characters are a little uninteresting, and some of the logic feels slightly rushed. Despite its minor problems, it's still thoroughly amusing.
Most of the good films around are relatable to some degree. Limitless is no different. Let's be honest, who wouldn't want a pill that actually gives you motivation to do something or helps you out of that writers block? I, for one, would love it. Instead of procrastinated by writing this review, I might actually be revising for my exams that are coming up, but I digress.
Limitless has an excellent concept. What would happen if you could take a pill (NZT) that would allow you to use 100% of your brain (instead of the standard 20%) and function on a level higher than you have ever functioned before? The possibilities for such a movie idea are well, limitless -…
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