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What if a pill could make you rich and powerful?
A paranoia-fueled 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 movie is a douche bag.
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,…
I feel like there's a lot more that could've been done with the premise, but that being said, I found Limitless highly entertaining and the plot was very well developed. Bradley Cooper proves yet again to be an immensely likeable lead actor, as it's his performance that truly draws you into the film. The supporting cast was rather one-note, but De Niro had a few stand-out moments near the end. Overall, Limitless is a thoughtful and visually breaktaking film that is able to move past its lack of ambition thanks to a great lead actor and some cool twists and turns.
I've heard this called "the best advertisement for adderall I've ever seen." They're not wrong.
That being said, this is a wildly entertaining movie and full of action, intrigue, sex, drugs, layered storytelling, and Bradley Cooper (if you're into that type of thing). It's fresh, in that it's a style and angle of movie I haven't seen before, and I personally found it to be motivating in a weird kind of way. Plus, it has great rewatchability.
I need these pills right now!
"Is that the one where the guy becomes limitless?"
Algorithms, everyone's favorite mcguffin.
I saw Lucy before I saw this movie. It kind of ruined it for me. However, this was more about making more and the long term effects, rather than just the first few months or weeks.
Lucy seems to be in the "honeymoon period" with her drug in her movie. However, this movie gets it out of the way quite fast. I mean, the first half is all about that. Although there seems to be so much dynamic in this movie. So many ups and downs.
This movie seemed to have a lot more "fresh" elements than Lucy.
great concept, lacking in stand-out qualities everywhere else, though
This movie is a douche bag.
Solid action movie. Nice idea. Mediocre end.
Starts out promising and make one wonder what is all possible in this kind of scenario. Unfortunately the movie fails to remain logical leading to some unlikely moments. In addition to that our protagonist never really seems in danger and when he is there always seems to be an implausible way to get out. Nonetheless fairly entertaining.
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