An unemployed writer (Bradley Cooper) rises to the top of the financial world after an experimental drug gives him extraordinary mental abilities.
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Limitless may not be as brainy as it would like to think it is, but it's a relatively sharp and surprisingly playful head-trip, a satisfyingly novel twist on mindless entertainment. "
" If you want a movie with a sermon, well, look somewhere else. But if you want an adrenaline shot to the heart, look here. "
" It's scatty and fast paced, and director Neil Burger employs some Gaspar Noe-style, bad-trip CG effects to heighten the mood. "
" Without much fanfare Neil Burger has emerged as one of the best suspense directors in the business. "
" "Limitless" is a heck of a ride. On the way to its unpredictable (if less than wholly satisfying) conclusion, it is entertaining, a little silly and visually dazzling. "
" Limitless is limited, but intriguing nonetheless. "
" If there were a pill that made people smarter, I'd donate an extra supply to the creators of "Limitless." "
" Better living through chemistry is a debatable notion satirically explored in this briskly paced, suspenseful thriller. "
" Very limited, actually. "
" If you're willing to ignore the many leaps in logic, his fast-paced thriller goes down easy enough with a side of popcorn. "
" 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. "
" "Limitless" only uses 15, maybe 20 percent of its brain. Still, that's more than a lot of movies do. "
" Limitless hits you like an adrenaline rush that will have you saying, "I'll have what he's having." "
" An energetic, enjoyably preposterous compound - it's a paranoid thriller blended with pseudo-neuro-science fiction and catalyzed by a jolting dose of satire - directed by Neil Burger. "
" Occasionally skirts greatness and is definitely worth your time. But it could have been much more. "
" "Limitless" may please a few looking for a shallow fantasy thriller, but won't fire up the synapses of the intellectually demanding. "
" Limitless is frustrating, in part, because it could have been much better. "
" 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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