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.
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!
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.
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…
Quite surprisingly good. Tense in the right places, and lots of fun in which Bradley Cooper goes from Cameron Frye to Ferris Bueller in 30 seconds.
Okay, so I've pretty much watched Limitless with differing levels of attention over each of the last 3 nights totalling probably around 5 run throughs! So should this have been called "Unlimitless" as in made for unlimitless viewings?! :D I really like it that much! The commentary track's great as well!
I was expecting a movie much more action oriented here, like a more serious "Crank", but it's not, and I'm glad it isn't, because I doubt it would be as good as it is.
The moment I realized what this movie was about, my mind didn't stopped for a minute, always wondering and thinking about the possibilities of using the NZT, but without losing any thing about the movie, of course. Not only an awesome Sci-Fi background, the movie is visually stunning, from the color tone until the "blackout sequences", just fantastic, and the story itself is very good, the main character is very good, it's by far the best acting by Bradley Cooper I remember.
I had good expectations for this movie, but Limitless totally blew my mind.
It tells of a brain at 100%, but it's a film at 60%
I really liked the concept of this movie. The story was great and thrilling at times, but one thing I wasn't a big fan of was how the narration explained every aspect of the plot.
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!
The film has a great story and one that continues till the end, in where you don't know if he's still on them or not. The story in some part was very predictive and you know what was going to happen and so on.
Very entertaining movie to watch on a saturday night sleepover. The film sucks you into the brain of the main character and I really liked the camera-work/editing. Not too challenging but definitely thrilling.
I really want those pills.
I've watched the first half Giorgi of this so many times. Wish I'd Beecher bothered with the rest. Got silly and boring quite quickly
The film itself is okay, Cooper certainly does a good enough job. I don't have much to write about it so it certainly doesn't dazzle, though I will say: damn I want some of those pills.
Is this the one where the guy becomes limitless? - Phyllis Vance
Energetic filmmaking, amoral plotting. Oddly enough, with all due respect to his Oscar-nominated work in 'Silver Linings Playbook', Cooper has never been more natural and compelling.