'Limitless' directed by Neal Burger and written by Leslie Dixon is based on the novel The Dark Fields a riveting, high-concept thriller written by (Andrew Dunn).
Both the film and the book asks the question: What would you do if you could take a pill that makes you smarter - as in...beyond genius, smarter?
Well for Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) an unsuccessful writer with major writer's block, whose landlady is about to evict him, that question is a no-brainer. Eddie takes the pill of course. Not just once but over and over and over again. Not only does this top secret pill called NZT enhance his writing abilites, it makes him a perfect version of himself. Top bad Eddie's enhanced abilities attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life.
Guess you can't have everything. At least Eddie is becoming an over night success. Not only does he finish his book in several days, but he also takes Wall street by storm, parlaying a small stake into millions.
His accomplishments catch the eye of mega-mogul Carl Van Loon (Robert DeNiro) who invites him to help broker the largest merger in corporate history. This winds up putting Eddie's life in jeopardy but that's the least of his problems. NZT has brutal side effects and it's starting to take their toll. But if Eddie stops taking the drug, it could lead to his death...And Eddie's supply is starting to run out.
To make matters worse, Eddie has to deal with a vicious Russian gangster (Andrew Howard), an intense police investigation, a mysterious stalker who wants to kill him, all the while trying to win back his girlfriend, Lindy (Abbie Cornish) But at least the guy can speak over a hundred languages and play the piano better than Chopin.
'Limitless' is great ride, full of suspense, humor, action, thrills and killer stylish visuals. The camera movement, the compostion, the design of the film makes you feel like you're right inside Eddie's mind. It's a trip I really enjoyed taking. Even the other half of 'Two Jews On Film' liked 'Limitless'...sort of. This film opens in theaters Friday March 18, 2011.
No one wants to become an addict to damage himself. Everyone becomes addicted to something because of the promise of becoming hipper, cooler, suaver, smarter and perhaps even more charismatic. Now let me stop myself from ripping off the prologue of BATMAN VENOM, and let us discuss director Neil Burger’s “Limitless”. It does have an interesting premise, as the screenplay by Leslie Dixon brings a story about a wonder drug that allows someone to access all the functions of one’s … more
This is my new express review format since there's more to say about TV commercials these days than most films. It's a super-sexy new format that will help you save time, get to the good stuff, and wish you were reading something else all at the same time. Limitless has the most egregious use of voice-over in modern cinematic history. It's actually the only film you can watch on a radio since Bradley Cooper tells you exactly what he's doing every two seconds. It's … more
**1/2 out of **** What is there was a pill for instant awesomeness and intelligence? This is a question that Neil Burger's "Limitless" attempts to give some insight into, with a plot that involves such a drug and the many people that could make use of it. He does well in adapting the novel, "The Dark Fields", for his film; which is fast-paced, fun, entertaining at the core, and even a bit intriguing. I like the set-up used here, and I like the actors involved. They each do … more
LIMITLESS Written by Leslie Dixon Directed by Neil Burger Starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish and Robert De Niro Carl van Loon: So, Eddie Morra, what’s your secret? Eddie Morra: Medication. Drugs are bad. While that is generally the rule, how can anything that allows you to access the full potential of your brain actually be bad for you? Well, it can if the mere idea of it inspires … more
Star Rating: Oscar Wilde is one of the most quotable writers I know of, and I’m pleased that reviewing Limitless has given me the opportunity to mention one of his best witticisms: I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying. Screenwriter Leslie Dixon and director Neil Burger should have had that quote engraved on a plaque and hung over their office doors, for it would give passersby an idea of what to expect … more
15 - 105mins - Mystery/Thriller - 23rd March 2011 Soon to be released on the 23rd of March, Limitless focuses around the life of writer Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) a man who is heading nowhere fast in life; he is most definitely in the slow lane. The book he's currently working on has reached healthy zero words after an extended spell of writers block and his love life is trending down a similar road. Cue a chance encounter with an old acquaintance and the discovery of a way to escape … more
My husband (creator of the cult classic films FACES OF DEATH) andmyself (actress/screenwriter) are ex New Yorkers, see alot of films and usually disagree. So our friends decided that we need a review … more
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