A struggling writer unlocks the full potential of his brain by taking a cutting-edge pharmaceutical, only to find that his newfound abilities have made him a target for some of the most greedy and dangerous men on the planet. Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) is an author without a novel. No matter how hard he tries, he just can't summon the inspiration to write a single word. That all changes when an old friend wanders back into Eddie's life, and opens his eyes to a powerful new drug called NZT. The moment Eddie takes NZT, his brain begins functioning at 100 percent, giving him the ability to quickly recall every event in his life down to the smallest detail, learn new languages in a flash, and harness the untapped power of complex mathematical equations. But when Eddie's supply of NZT runs out, the party is over. Of course, it doesn't take Eddie long to make a mint on Wall Street, and when he does, it draws the attention of Carl Van Loon (Robert De Niro), one of the world's most powerful and prominent businessmen. With Eddie's help, Carl plots to arbitrate a complex corporate merger that will shake the establishment to its very core. Just as the deal is about to be brokered, however, some dangerous characters discover Eddie's secret and come gunning for his dwindling supply of medicine. Now, if Eddie can just endure the debilitating side effects of NZT long enough to run for his life, he may just survive to see another day.~Jason Buchanan
Includes both the theatrical version and unrated extended cut of the film
I enjoyed Bradley Cooper in the non-comedic role, his character's interaction with De Niro (transformation from side-kick to competitor), and the all-inclusive storyline (eg from writer to day trader to business mogul). The story has an exciting, but mysterious, pace from beginning to end perfectly mirror the portrayed excitement and mystery of the drug. (Even continuing the mystery through the ending, though not a huge cliff-hanger.) Abbie Cornish seemed a little flat, but maybe it was just her character compared to the liveliness of Cooper's (post-medicated) and De Niro's (cut-throat capitalism).
Limitless is a great movie. A living on the edge kinda movie. I have seen this countless times.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
Wow, the first time I watched this movie, I got confused, excited, and amazed, the story is fast and takes you from point a to point b in a snap, stops and continues. If want to have an exciting moment, watch this movie.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Another movie I would give 4.5 stars to if able. I can't go 5 so hence 4. One more item that drags it down to a 4 is the old style digital copy. Every movie now should have a digital HD code so you can use it where you want, not just iTunes. Back to the flick. Excellent, interesting story. Pace of the movie keeps you tuned in. Excellent cast with Bradley Cooper giving a fine performance. Finding a drug that could actually work like that would indeed be mind boggling. Couldn't help but have some side effects, could it? I got this cheap. Well worth it. Solid movie that will entertain you. Check it out.
If you liked Lucy, you should love this. If you liked the concept of Lucy, but didn't live up to it's potential, you should try Limitless. I saw this movie in theaters and really enjoyed it. The story revolves around a struggling writer that gets his hands on an experimental drug that unlocks (temporarily) the full potential of his brain. He uses his new ability to turn his life around, but he begins running into a myriad of problems ranging from unexpected side effects to dangerous thugs who want the drug for themselves. This movie is very entertaining for the action fan, but still stands above the plotless explosion-fests that movies are defaulting to these days.