Limitless (2011)

Aspiring author Eddie Morra (Cooper) is suffering from chronic writer's block, but his life changes instantly when an old friend introduces him to NZT, a revolutionary new pharmaceutical that allows him to tap his full potential. Soon… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 19, 2011
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Although its script is uneven, Neil Burger directs Limitless with plenty of visual panache, and Bradley Cooper makes for a charismatic star.

Christy Lemire
Associated Press

You could pick the script apart for impossibilities. But why bother? It's much more enjoyable to shut your brain off and have a good time.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

What would you do if you could take a pill and suddenly access 100 percent of your brain power? This is the premise behind Limitless, a sci-fi thriller that looks as if its makers utilized around 30 percent of theirs.

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Ray Pride

Let's describe Neil Burger's latest as director "Abraham Polonsky's 'The Matrix.'" It's a hyper-local amped-up Manhattan melodrama that pulses through one man's mind, one user's bloodstream.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

It's scatty and fast paced, and director Neil Burger employs some Gaspar No-style, bad-trip CG effects to heighten the mood.

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Mark Jenkins

The filmmakers doesn't sweat the fact that Eddie is a chemically enhanced fraud. What scares them is any possibility of alienating the movie's target audience with a downer ending.

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Kimber Myers
The Playlist

Paradoxically absorbing, yet cliched and empty, this power-based New York story is a bit of an entertaining thrill ride, probably far more popcorn-engrossing than it deserves to be...

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David Denby
New Yorker

Very limited, actually.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Add it all up, including the nifty twist at the end, and what we have here is a fun Hollywood flick with a good head on its shoulders.

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Billy Tatum
We Got This Covered

Limitless brings the seduction of self-enhancement to your local cineplex in a witty package that's pretty enough to keep you intrigued

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
An interesting concept about a guy taking a drug that enables him to use 100% of his brain at all times. Nice idea which isn't really brought across fully… More
Jens S.
Outstanding delivery of a pretty neat idea. Would you take a pill that could help you use 100% of your brain power, even if it made you an addict? The excellent… More
Christian C
For what's basically an "airport novel" story line without any surprising twists, there's enough action to keep the audience interested.… More
Directors Cat
[img][/img] Although there is no doubting that Limitless is more outgoing than your typical… More
xGary Xx
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… More
Al S
A mesmerizing, stylish and totally addictive adrenaline-rush. A smart, fresh, bold and tremendously original film. It`s a sharp, wickedly funny, slick and… More

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