Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 05/29/2014
A down at heel writer is offered a brain-enhancing drug after a chance encounter which seems to be the answer to all his problems, but soon he begins to encounter some adverse side effects that threaten his new life. I must admit, it's very refreshing to see a thriller that touts brain power rather than fire power as a solution to life's problems, and this stylish little indie-thriller initially intrigues with its fairly unique concept. Bradley Cooper convinces as both the directionless loser and suave sophisticate and Robert DeNiro provides some weighty support. It's a shame that when the real drama seems to appear (namely the worrying side effects to the drug and dilemma of financial success versus personal fulfilment) it's so quickly and easily glossed over in favour of a couple of …
MovieAddict - wrote on 04/27/2012
If you could take a pill that would make you smart… that would increase your intelligence; would you take it? And if it worked, would you want more? Is the Pope a Catholic?
Eddie is an struggling writer who has just lost his high flying girlfriend, and while he is down in the dumps, an old friend (and drug dealer) of his approaches him and offers him an experimental drug called NZT, that allows people to access 100% of their brain's power (as it is said that we, a normal human use only 20% of his/her brain power.) However the problem is not so much the drug but the supply as it always is. The new wonder drug completely transforms Eddie's life opening up a world of achievement, greed, and danger that is limitless. His life is back on track as he gets his girlfriend Lindy back and is …
MovieMike - wrote on 12/22/2011
As I sit down to write this, I just noted that ‘Limitless’ was #1 at the box office this past weekend. If you’re one of those who took this in already and thought this movie was all that and a bag of popcorn, you probably don’t want to read my take on it. I promise not to be offended if you just close this web page right now. For me, this was just another example of someone taking a great concept and making a just so-so film out of it.
Bradley Cooper (‘The A-Team’ and ‘The Hangover’) plays Eddie Morra, a struggling, wanna-be writer who is slowly losing his grip on any chance of success – at anything. Through total serendipity, he’s introduced to a magic pill that supposedly allows one to access 100% of his (or her) brain. Cooper’s performance here is just OK. I …
tecnoandre - wrote on 12/22/2011
Directed by Neil Burger and starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, and Robert De Niro. It is based on the 2001 novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn with the screenplay by Leslie Dixon. Edward "Eddie" Morra (Bradley Cooper) is a writer who lives in New York City. He has recently been dumped by his girlfriend Lindy (Abbie Cornish) in addition to failing to meet the deadline to turn in his new book, which he hasn't started yet. One day, Eddie comes across Vernon Gant (Johnny Whitworth), the brother of his ex-wife, Melissa Gant (Anna Friel). Vernon is a drug dealer, and he offers Eddie a sample of a new (fictional) nootropic drug, NZT-40, claiming it allows humans to access 100% of the brain's power, as opposed to the "normal" 20%. Eddie accepts, and, much to his surprise, the drug does …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 08/14/2011
Edward Morra (Bradley Cooper) is a struggling writer, who has difficulties finishing his book. “Eddie” stumbles upon an ex-wife’s brother named Vernon (Johnny Witworth), who gave him a mysterious drug that could alter his lifestyle in a span of 30 seconds. He claims that NZT-48 has the ability for humans to access 100% of the brain's power, as opposed to the normal 20%. Eddie discovered the wonderful effects and decides to be dependent to the drug. He notices the side effects such lost time, frenetic activity, and heart palpitations. After controlling this, he swiftly becomes rich, being employed under the influential Carl Van Loon (Robert De Niro) and reunites with his ex-girlfriend Lindy (Abbie Cornish). Eddie runs into various obstacles but runs in the senate in the latter …
BrandonMarlow - wrote on 08/03/2011
An intriguing start to this film holds the attention enough to carry you through the first part of any good story. The situation leading to the change in the main character’s life is plausible and therefore accepted as the story carries you along at breakneck speed. We have had films that bend our concepts of the world we live in such as Minority Report, Matrix and others by heavy CGI and special effects and they have held our interest to the very end. What is interesting about this film is that the actors, the plot and the words are convincing enough to let you into the world Bradley Cooper’s character finds himself in. To this extent it is a real film and if it were made in the fifties by Hitchcock and acted by Carrie Grant it would have been a classic by today’s standards. The …