Overall Rank: 1483
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 304
Theatrical Release Date: 03/18/2011
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/19/2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Neil Burger
Actors: Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Anna Friel, Johnny Whitworth, Robert John Burke
Plot: A 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. -- Chris Kavan
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 07/31/2014
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.
worleyjamers - wrote on 06/29/2013
A really cool movie with an interesting concept, stylish editing, great cinematography, and it moves at an electrifying pace.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 02/11/2012
The paranoia that drives this film creates a brilliant atmosphere, and parts of the scope of the plot are well-executed. The problem is that the film shoots for an ambitious plot arc and has to sometimes gloss over large plot holes with Cooper's voice-over narration. Although the narration aims for a "Fight Club" level of sardonic wit, sometimes it is over-used and used too much to provide unnecessary exposition. The film also has a fairly anticlimatic conclusion, given the tension and dramatics that came before. To be fair, I saw the Unrated version, which was longer, and thought that with some trimming, the film could have been tighter and better, so, perhaps, the theatrical version was a little bit better.
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 …
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