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Eddie Morra is a writer slowly descending into oblivion. As the story begins, his girlfriend dumps him, his publisher threatens to drop him unless he can produce the manuscript he has promised and his landlady wants to evict him. But when an old friend slips him a tablet of the mysterious drug NZT, Eddie is transformed into an unstoppable torrent of ideas and accomplishments, bringing him the success he has always dreamed of.
Thriller Action - This is a science fiction drama thriller aimed at an adult audience.
This is a big starring vehicle for Bradley Cooper, and fans of Abbie
Cornish and Robert De Niro may be disappointed by their limited screen
time. Violence, language, and adult subject matter make the film
inappropriate for children.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 8 S-words; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex without nudity. VIOLENCE: Shootings, stabbings, fights with blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, drug use. ACTION: Fights and chases. COMEDY: Some darkly comic lines and situations.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average Limitless degenerates into a mundane thriller with shootings, knifings, and fist-fights. The climax is a disappointment and the epilogue feels like a cheat.
Roger EbertFull Review Above Average The movie is not terrifically good, but the premise is intriguing;...
USA TodayFull Review Good Better living through chemistry is a debatable notion satirically explored in this briskly paced, suspenseful thriller.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 90 moviegoers:
TEENS:Great Reviews! Both the males and females loved "Limitless." Approximately three-quarters gave it extremely high reviews and the remaining quarter enjoyed it very much. Also very important, no one disliked it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Great Reviews! Nearly everyone loved "Limitless" and no one disliked it. Reviews don't get much better than this. Don't miss "Limitless."
ADULTS:Both the male and female reviews are very good but not quite great. Quite a few rated it only average, which isn't bad but it is mediocre. Still, three-quarters indicated that they enjoyed "Limitless" very much so chances are you will enjoy it, at least to some degree.
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. With every synapse
crackling, Eddie can
recall everything he has ever read, seen or heard, learn any language in a day,
complex equations and beguile anyone he meets—as long as he keeps taking the
Soon Eddie takes Wall Street by storm, parlaying a small stake into millions.
accomplishments catch the eye of mega-mogul Carl Van Loon (De Niro), who invites
help broker the largest merger in corporate history. But they also bring Eddie
to the attention of
people willing to do anything to get their hands on his stash of NZT. With his
life in jeopardy and
the drug's brutal side effects taking their toll, Eddie dodges mysterious
stalkers, a vicious
gangster and an intense police investigation as he attempts to hang on to his
long enough to outwit his enemies.