What if a pill could make you rich and powerful?
Bradley Cooper, Robert de Niro, Abbie Cornish, Andrew Howard, Anna Friel, Johnny Whitworth
|Screenplay||Leslie Dixon, from the novel by Alan Glynn|
|Editing||Tracy Adams, Naomi Geraghty|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Many Rivers Productions, Boy of the Year, Intermedia, Relativity Media, Virgin Produced|
|Language||Mild, fairly infrequent, in context|
|Sex||Brief scenes of risque implied sex|
|Violence||Moderate to strong violence, some bloody gory scenes|
|Drug abuse||Use and abuse of illegal hallucinogenic drugs, glamourisation. No unambiguous anti-drug message.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Jeanne Calitz Slimpil klink goed, maar bring gevaar
Christy Lemire Are you ready for super Cooper?
Inge van Eetveldt
Wade Major Limitless is the kind of slick trash that upstart distributors often embrace as a stepping stone to the sort of clumsily reckless trash at which big studios uniquely excel.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The movie is not terrifically good, but the premise is intriguing; it doesn’t really set out to explore what such a pill might really to do a person. Limitless only uses 15, maybe 20 percent of its brain. Still, that’s more than a lot of movies do.
Jason Anderson Erratic but often wickedly sly thriller.
James Berardinelli The problem with the movie isn't the acting, it's the story, which falls considerably short of the promise of its premise. For a plot about super-intelligent people, the screenplay is surprisingly dumb.
T. Durgin Limitless is certainly watchable. The production values are there, and it is well acted. But I was expecting more. There should have been more. Burger, Cooper, and all concerned should have taken this concept to the limit. Instead, they only went so far.
Tomatometer Although its script is uneven, Neil Burger directs Limitless with plenty of visual panache, and Bradley Cooper makes for a charismatic star.
What the People say
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