I had been avoiding this movie but, having finally seen it, not too bad.
Despite a few little flaws in the plot I found this a really entertaining story. I particularly enjoy the idea that a fully funcitoning mind makes you want to tidy up! Where do I get a pill?
Enjoyed this. Not a new concept but this well handled in terms of script. Sort of agree with other reviewers that the narrative could have been stronger (not sure through most of the show what he is striving for - just more $$? Doesn't give the character the depth you want for the protagonist)
OK but a little weak on story
This is typical American brain sludge pretending to be a "thoughtful movie". I have no problem with the central premise - we do not use even one fifth of our brain's capacity - and this movie postulates that by using a tablet a day we can harness the glory and power inside our cranium. The problems with this movie are:
1. If it takes this concept seriously, why is it so frequently flippant when dealing with the consequences (death, lies, death, promiscuity, death, greed, violence, selfishness).
2. This movie could have been a subtle critique of the Big Pharma push of ADHD type drugs that are the subject of much concern within the medical community.
But, sadly, glibness and a propensity for the trite triumphed over thoughtfulness.
Just think how cool it would be to be able to unlock your true potential....with just a little pill !!! Good story.
Interesting movie - somethign different though it had a very high level of violence which really spoiled a good sci fi idea. There is also the issue that at the end of the day the story line promotes illicit drug use.
Well, we might have actually enjoyed this move had the disc worked! Extremely glitchy and froze several times so we missed entire scenes, which made for very disjointed viewing.
Pretty good no brainer flic. You have to sit back and not take the premise too seriously. De Niro makes you sit up and take notice but he was hardly challenged in this role. The movie had several really bad lapses of continuity which left me stuggling to give it 3 stars.
Okay - so you have a foolproof share trading system, doubling your money every day........ why on earth would you borrow a few thousand dollars from a dodgy Russian criminal? Otherwise good, clever escapism.
Unexpected quirky film with a fabulous ending, rather like classic sci-fi films. Good on screen connection between De Niro and Cooper, and the use of colour and contrast in "Limitless" is startling well done. Excellent transitions and music-to-movement captures. A fun clever and captivating film! 4 stars.
Loved this one - it was fast and unexpected.
I enjoyed this movie. I have never seen a movie with this storyline before. My husband liked it to.
Where can I get this performance enhancing pill.... What you you achieve in a day...Worth watching
I really liked this film- it's quirky & something a bit different. Good concept. Bradley Cooper is also stunning in it!
I liked it, an interesting thriller. I wish I had one of those pills.
Great premise, but like "Children of Men", just another 'shoot-em-up.' Where-oh-where are the intelligent sci-fi films we so desperately need. In this one, no resolution whatsoever of the moral dilemma involved. Just getting us inured to the constant diet of violence as if that in itself could/should interest and satisfy us. Boycott it.
I thoroughly enjoy this movie, kept you interested.
I enjoyed this - although I found it a bit slow in places, it certainly had its share of intrigue
This is a well made movie with good casting for the lead. An interesting science fantasy concept.
Didn't quite live up to my expectations, but did keep me watching and surprised me a few times. Bradley Cooper did a good job of showing both the down on his luck writer and the man with the startling intellect. The use of light and colour to show his different states of being worked well.
What a great film. The disc needed a good clean or something so we missed a bit but the movie was really interesting and fun.
Moves along at a cracking pace
I really enjoyed this movie, very interesting story. Most entertained by this concept. Thumbs up.
it`s a thrill a minute it is like no other film of its type
Interesting approach to addiction but with some potentially serious consequences. Definitely worth watching.
Just a good, fun movie! Bradley Cooper is surprisingly good in this role as the addict with the heart of gold! 3.5 stars
Interesting concept, great acting, I thought the end would be better. Worth the watch
Excellent movie. Well worth watching. We loved it.
A really feel good movie with a good ending
this movie was honestly a pleasant suprise . I loved the strong plot and carachters that were believable.i highly recommend it as the best movie I've seen this year so far. june 1st
Great movie. Wonder why it didn't get more airplay! Great storyline.
Really enjoyed this movie. It had a unique concept to any other movie. It was interesting to what could be. Good movie. Could watch again.
Absolutely loved it. Bit slow to begin with but it was definitely worth the wait was on the edge of my seat . Would recommend to inception and adjustment bureau lovers;) 5stars
A good movie. Seemed to be the pessimistic type of movie common these days but, with a bit of a twist, came to an upbeat ending.
Loved it. really smart and exciting film. Something I will watch again one day.
Fantastic film.......great concept, full of twists and turns, suspenseful and well acted. Don't miss it!
A very strange movie but very interesting as well.
Geat movie I recommend it to all.
Intelligent, well paced, well acted and completely plausible story line makes this film a joy to watch. I loved the ending; not your normal, corny Hollywood fare. Robert De Niro looks more and more Italian as he gets older - he even puts in an effort this time!
Waited so long to get this out that I bought it instead .. and it was well worth the money ... Excellent acting, even though the first 10 mins are a bit slow ... STICK WITH IT .. cos it enthralls you! definitely worth the watch
nice premise.... but... highly unlikely. i'd elaborate more, but i don't want to put 'spoiler's' in my reveiw. i wouldn't see it again, but it's not like it stole two hours from my life that i regret either.
Thoroughly enjoy this movie ... the different elements related to being addicted ...
I was disappointed waited so long to see it was not as thrill seeking as I thought
great concept,well acted ,well worth a look. Definitely getting us ready [for the "predictive programing" movies that show us before..what is coming so that it seems 'normal' when it does happen] as did "johnny monomic" and "the matrix",..extra memory/ability so that the young will embrace 'taking the chip',to be one step ahead of the others /or up with their gaming friends.
Awesome, really got me thinking. It had twists and turns and provoked a lot of converstation. The main actor played the role perfectly! Has depth and was savy!
dont bother! one of the worest movies i have ever seen
I really enjoyed this one - subject matter a bit trippy - great concept - really cool film.
Good entertaining movie - worth a watch!
Cool story concept, but pretty bland in its execution. I have to admit, I don't get the hype behind this at all.
oh and its a great movie too!
Good movie that keeps you guessing even at the end.
Great movie. Really interesting concept.
Probably doesn't entirely succeed at being as clever as it wants to be - but still an enjoyable film with good performances all round. Well worth watching.
This was a very enjoyable show, it slowed at the 1hr. mark approx. however it then began to flow again nicely. Introducing Mr. Robert De Nero at this point was a masterstroke, he is possibly my favorite actor over the years as he lends himself to any genre. All in all, a great movie and I would happily suggest this as a picture to watch for all M rated viewers.
The storyline is simple, plain and akward. I am not sure why in the hell the main character once rich didnt pay the Russian loanshark and it's a real pity that the end is so dreadful. The blood licking scene is ridiculout and the end is confusing. Deniro has little to play in this.
Takes a little while to build, but once it does its fabulous and has a number of twists
Enjoyed this movie, something fresh and new :)
Crap but could'nt stop watching it
Good movie. Interesting storyline. Enjoyed it.
Different thought-provoking storyline - worth a look - altho I thought the main character was thinking only for himself when he discovers the miracle drug. Keeps you interested, good movie for the guys
not a bad story, but some how find this movie a bit plain.
The plot was pretty flat, revolving around a 'miracle drug', but all-in-all, it's a feel good flick for the guys
Entertaining film with a good story and some great performances. Visual effects and camera work are good, and it's nice to see a Hollywood film with an action component that doesn't rely on ridiculous explosives or overly drawn-out car chase scenes. A few plot holes were a little distracting. (One of the most glaring examples being that an incredibly smart man gets $100k from a loan shark, uses it to make $2 million within 24 hours, and then inexplicably does not repay the loan.)
The protagonist uses his new-found intelligence to build himself up but does not really focus much on improving the lives of others. Just when the story hints he may finally be moving that direction, the film ends. It would have greatly benefited from 20-30 minutes on what he would do for the rest of the world and the obstacles he would have to overcome while trying to reach goals larger than himself.
Entertaining, imaginative movie with some good acting performances.
Really good, could watch again and again.
Pretty cool movie, but thought it was a little like the Hangover on steroids, and purely about one man. Good flick though.
Fantastic movie a must see
Quite a good movie throughout until the end which was was disappointing. Felt unfinished.
Great movie, something to think about. Some holes in the storyline (e.g. Why wouldn't you pay off the $100K you borrowed from the loan shark straight away, you don't wait till they come knocking on the door? and What happened to the chick in the hotel?), otherwise I would've given it 5 stars. Definitely worth a watch though...
Good movie. Great cast. Interesting concept. I wonder, would the world be a better place if we all could use 100% of our brain?
Great actors, interesting story concept and one highly relevant to our age, so where did it go wrong. My hunch is how it got handled by the Director..
Really good movie, very entertaning movie, clever!!!!
Great concept...top movie.
Very original concept, i enjoyed it
There are so many clever ideas being put to into modern movies, but few succeed in carrying these effectively through the entire movie. However, Limitless demonstrates how plausability, clever editing & special effects camera work, can produce a perfectly flowing plot. It is initially predictable in it's direction, but as it movie progresses, it will leave you guessing what will happen next. Central character Bradley Cooper is outstanding. Go get it!
at last something worth watching
goopd concept but unfulfilled
(spoilers) a good story line, and a good subject to make a movie of... what would you do if you could use 100% of your brain power?
What if a pill could do that? would you take it? Hmmm, if I was on that pill what would I do??? What are the side effects? Watch this movie and see.....
Acting was very good, believable... and the use of light to show when he was on and of the drug was a good idea. Helped with the ending.
Yep enjoyed the movie, but was a bit slow at times, and short: 105min....
A thought-provoking story line that makes this a very entertaining movie, full of thought provoking possibilities, with action, drama and the odd twist. The acting is solid and movie well scripted.
It was a good movie. A different plot. Well worth having a look.
Loved it. One of those when you think at the end, has he stopped taking the pills or is he still taking them ??????
This movie is a mind blowing experience.I would highly recommend this movie for a different concept on the use of drugs.
Well edited film, that could have fallen over in the middle but managed to keep its pace and the audience interest. Predictable however, and the acting is a little lack-lustre.
Loved this movie, concept is very interesting, makes you think about the endless possibilities of life.
I enjoyed this movie. the fact that it has elements of truth in it helps. All his responses to his new found awareness are possible for all of us when we gain a heightened level of awareness which in turn aids in increasing our intelligence. Or perhaps they are essentially one and the same. This movie makes you think about your own life and how you are living it. Are you just trudging through on auto-pilot? Or do you have a purpose to your life? Are you REALLY doing something about it? As with all movies their are limitations (no pun intended) and greater depth is not possible. It does make you think about your own ability to reach which is a good thing. If you enjoyed "Time" you will certainly enjoy this one. I give it 4 stars out of 5.
Well worth a look, very entertaining. Bradley Cooper is superbly cast here. You'll really enjoy it if you suspend a bit of reality and just go with the storyline.
I really enjoyed this movie. Even watched it a second time the next day! A great storyline and excellent acting.
Fantastic movie one of the best movies of the year.
An entertaining film that benefits from not taking the story too seriously. The plot is sustained by a strong middle section where Brad Cooper uses his new found wealth to escape from the grasp of a number of enemies.
I had heard a lot of hype about this one. It started well, then started to get a little boring & slow in the middle before picking up the pace again with a few twists in the plot, that were in some ways predictable (but still made you feel pretty smart for picking them before they were spelled out). My hubby hated the ending. I loved that it leaves you open to your own interpretation.
The bonus was how energized I felt after watching it & how the ending genrates good post movie disscussion.
Very enjoyable movie. Quite a different concept, enough twists to keep it interesting.
well worth watching in my personal opinion, especially if you are a Bradley Cooper fan. Also stars DeNiro but not his best performance. Plot is not too far fetched, when you think about it. What not have a pill that increases your brain power to it's fullest? Problem is, this one has not been FDA tested and approved....and therein lies the plot. Easy to pick holes in the plot but overall, plenty of action to help you overlook this. Strange ending - setting up for a sequel perhaps?
Loved this movie..would highly recommend it..
Pretty good time waster. Predictable though.
I loved this movie. Great storyline and who can go past Bradley Cooper right?!
There is never a dull moment I highly recommend this to the guys and the girls
It was interesting, different and enjoible
Interesting idea - not bad but wouldn't rave
One of the best films I have seen yet
This movie was great. Some scenes are really far fetched but it is a movie which will get you thinking about the possibility of what could happen if we all used 100% of our brain. Scary thought really. This movie was full of drama and action.
Pretty good movie. Enjoyed the story
this dvd had slight damage and got stuck through movie
Much better that I thought. Pop a few pills and improve your career.
The story could of been tightened up and a few holes filled in, otherwise a nice easy story to follow. Nice use of special effects and the style of the movie is good. Acting is fine, characters believable and plot ok. I enjoyed the movie although I think the ending is a little weak. Remember, drugs are bad, but our hero seems to find the miracle way that all junkies think they will find when they need to.
Enjoyed this much more than I expected I would. Bradley Cooper was at his best, de Nero played the hanging threat well but why, oh why didn't he pay the money back to the Russian guy? That part of the script seemed was like a hole in the story.
The assumption in watching this movie is that all will end tragically when the hero ends up as a moron for fooling around with his brain. But no! Thetitle of the movie "Limitless" has another meaning.
Very smart movie, loved it.
Well acted film with a futuristic plot about a wonder drug that enables you to use your whole memory to work harder with the resulting improved finiancial outcomes. The star actor survives challenges from criminals and rivals.
I loved this, very clever and Bradly Cooper was not only a great actor but a sexy one.
Enjoyable film but not one to rave about. A little slow at times and as mentioned, a guy with limitless potential could have done so much more with his life! Okay watch.
A different story line, not a bad movie...
Interesting premise, but the script was too small. I expected that a guy with limitless potential wouldn't be so limited in his choices. Cooper was good. DeNiro was wasted.
Smart movie, me & my family really like it.
We really enjoyed this movie, the content would've been really hard to spin for the movie makers but they did a great job. Bradley Cooper was perfect for this role.
Very good story, very good acting, lots of action. One of the best movies recently.
A writer discovers a top-secret drug which bestows him with super human abilities. Thouroughly enjoyable
I quite enjoyed this film even though it was different than the trailer made it look.
Enjoyable film. Thought it starte off better than it ended but enjoyed it the whole way through. I think this is a film that most people would probably like watching.
Awesom and original....however i liked the alternative ending better
Powerful and imaginative. What a ride!
I found this very predictable and too slow going for me.
I liked this move it wasnt to bad a good one to watch wouldnt say it was amazing but it has some good actors and a good story line kind of reminded me of the movie crank.... :-)
A wonderful story line makes this a most entertaining movie, full of thought provoking possibilities.....lots of action along with showing the brutality of the world of drugs......5 stars for solid entertainment value.
Loved this movie, it was really original. This was the second time I saw it and was just as good at the first,
Great film - interesting concept. Worth watching.
Fabulous, really liked this one, and was something different from what I had expected. Fast moving, and I don't believe that it promotes drug use, it is totally pure fiction. Original idea, yep, this one is a definite to recommend.
Fast paced, fun, imaginable but far fetched at the same time. I'm a straight male, but geeez Bradley Cooper is good looking! Definitely worth a watch.
Great storyline. Well acted. Quite enjoyable.
Suprised how good an actor Cooper is. Interesting concept done well, although not OK with the message seemingly that you can do anything, be anything you want to be if you're taking drugs. As with others, would have thought other actors would have been given more to do with their roles.
Great movie with lots of interesting suggestions for changing our perspective on personal success and balance. I could think of other actors that might have added more substance but these guys were ok too
Enjoyable movie. Great scene shots.
A very entertaining and quite original movie. It certainly did not glorify popping pills, it was pure fiction and worth watching.
Great use of camera shots to create that limitless context. Enjoyable film
Boring, Boring, Boring...tried to watch it all, but fell asleep...
Nothing like the book it is supposedly based on.
The movie could have been much much much more better, and involve something other than drugs. Saying taking drugs is ok? My family and I didn't think that was the right message to be sent.
Quirky movie if you like the unusual this is a must see. Keeps you watching till the end.
Entertaining, enjoyable, finely acted, well worth a look !!!
Absolutely brilliant movie!! Now... how to get a hold of those tablets :)
Brilliant. Thought-provoking. No other movie will match up for a while. Ending is a bit surreal and sudden.
So not what I hoped it would be.
A wonder drug, take one daily as prescribed.
Watchable movie that does not give itself away to easily.
expected more,but then hollywood does tend to 'over-exaggerate', 'over - promote', over sell, & over - estimate doesn't it. Try try again
Loved it. Entertaining and fast moving.
Very good story and holds your interest from start to finish. Had to watch it a second time to really get the whole concept but it is modern, well thought out, believable storyline which involves high business dealings, illegal activity and a common everyday young man battleing to be a successful novalist.
A weird story, leading to a strange movie, full of plot holes. But it's not meant to be taken seriously. There are enough special effects and fast action to keep the entertainment flowing. Bradley Cooper is seriously good in the lead role, while the lovely Abbie Cornish, sadly without an Aussie accent, is woefully underutilised.
Loved it, loved it, loved it. Keeps you interested from start to finish and then you want more. Excellent storyline with a great ending that leaves you thinking "is he or isn't he??" Fantastic cast.
Well finally, a fantastic movie for 2011, well done! Main role played so convincingly and the storyline just got better each stage of the movie. I sat entranced in this and would watch it again without a heartbeat, (he he) watch it, I don't feel you'd be disappointed.
An interesting concept, an ordinary person becoming a mega genius and actually wanting to do good deeds.
Everything I expected it to be. Great movie. Fast paced and always moving.
Great film. Interesting idea. Very entertaining!
I loved the idea of this movie. It has alot more action in it, that I was not expecting but in just the right amounts so it wasn't an action film. Would have to be the best role I have seen Bradley Cooper play.