Thursday, March 31, 2011

In Limitless, the films posits that we only use 20% of our brain's potential. But what if we can unlock the remaining 80%? The catch is that you can tap your unlimited brain power using an unproven drug.

Bradley Cooper stars as Eddie Mora, a struggling writer who resorts to a clear pill called NZT to turn his career and life around. He soon finds out that the success he achieved has a steep price-- his life and his fiancée (played byAbbie Cornish) are jeopardized when a dangerous and powerful group wants the drug.

There's a great build-up of tension and director Neil Burger has uses pretty interesting shots to portray the effect of the drug on Eddie. While the story is an allegory to drug addiction and the pressure to excel professionally, I must say there's very little redeeming value in the end. I also felt there was an unnecessary plot break when the film abruptly stymies the tension on the physiological effect of NZT.

Limitless is a pretty enjoyable thriller that's very timely. Young professionals will be able to relate to Bradley Cooper's character, but there's very little takeaway. If you ask me Limitless squanders a good opportunity to reinforce the ill effects of drugs.


Rating: 3/5

37 comments:

  1. Oh my god! Bradley Cooper makes me weak in the knees!

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  2. I thought the saying was we only use 10% of our brain power?

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  3. thanks for the review, I'm about to watch this, I'll let you know what I think about it after!

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  4. Nice, I don't watch movies too often, so these reviews will be interesting to read. Followed.

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  5. I thought about seeing this once, and forget the name of it! Thanks for the reminder I'll get this at the video store next time :)

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  6. Yo dude, love the movie review idea.

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  7. bookmarked, need tips for movies to buy/bio, i like those kind of movies,

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  8. I need some good movie reviews. I'll keep this blog in mind. Overall, this is a great post. I am now following you.

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  9. Looking forward to this! Followed!

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  10. Awesome blog man! keep up the great work!

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  11. excellent blog, i thought this movie would speak to the uk market, & so its proved... gonna take my gf this weekend!

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  12. I havent seen this movie yet, but a lot of my friends told me that it was really good so I'm going to be checking it out soon... thanks for the review!

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  13. brad cooper has the most smug, asshole face

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  14. My friend saw this the other night, said it was really good. I was surprised, considering Bradly Cooper's only really good movie is The Hangover.

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  15. i guess it will probably be a pass from me then, i only go to really good movies

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  16. I'll put this in my Netflix queue.

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  17. I thought that was a myth. I.e., we alternate between using different parts of our brain but no more than 20% of the whole thing is active at any given time.

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  18. This was a great flick, me and the girl saw it the other night and we were both very enticed in the story.

    I give it 6/10

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  19. I loved this movie. Went and saw it last weekend

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  20. I wanted to see this, although I believe the "we only use 20% of our brain" is a myth from what i've been reading. I heard it has no proof to it as well. But the movie seems interesting, especially with robert deniro on it!

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  21. Good review, but I didn't care for this movie.

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  22. limitless is a fucking legit movie

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  23. I see what you mean about the squandered opportunity, it was still an enjoyable film though. and they did have him get off the drug

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  24. I haven't even heard of this movie, going to have to check it out.

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  25. Plot is a little bit too sci-fi (if you can say that) for me. But in overall I quite like it. Just like Push or Inception

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  26. will deniro ever do a good movie again?

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  27. I've been wanting to check that movie out. the concept itself seems interesting.

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  28. It looks like a good movie, but I have yet to see it.

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  29. I saw the trailer for this movie and it looked pretty interesting. Maybe I'll wait for it to come out on Blu Ray

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  30. I have to say that the movie was mediocre

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  31. Goig for limitless to cinema ;D Hope it'll be nice movie

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