Limitless

What if a pill could make you rich and powerful?


Limitless
A struggling writer gets given a secret pill by his ex-brother-in-law, and enters a whole new world. The pill allows his brain to function at 100% of capacity, with perfect recall of everything he ever saw, heard or experienced. Soon he has finished a novel and turned his attention to Getting Rich Quick. After some gambling success he goes to play with the big boys on the stock exchange, and makes a fortune. This attracts the attention of a very wealthy man who seeks to use him. Unfortunately, right about now, his supply of the pills begins to run out, and he discovers that some very nasty people have a deep interest in getting hold of his remaining pills ...

114 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Violence, Drug abuse).
Detective/Mystery, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Bradley Cooper, Robert de Niro, Abbie Cornish, Andrew Howard, Anna Friel, Johnny Whitworth
Director
Neil Burger
ScreenplayLeslie Dixon, from the novel by Alan Glynn
MusicPaul Leonard-Morgan
CinematographyJo Willems
EditingTracy Adams, Naomi Geraghty
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2011
Produced byMany Rivers Productions, Boy of the Year, Intermedia, Relativity Media, Virgin Produced

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, thriller
LanguageMild, fairly infrequent, in context
NudityNone
SexBrief scenes of risque implied sex
ViolenceModerate to strong violence, some bloody gory scenes
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild, occasional
Drug abuseUse and abuse of illegal hallucinogenic drugs, glamourisation. No unambiguous anti-drug message.
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz quote iconSlimpil klink goed, maar bring gevaar
10
Cape Times
Christy Lemire quote iconAre you ready for super Cooper?
15
iAfrica.com
Candace Whitehead
10
The Citizen
Peter Feldman
14
24.com
Inge van Eetveldt
10
Box Office
Wade Major quote iconLimitless 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.
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe 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.
13
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconErratic but often wickedly sly thriller.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThe 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.
13
ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote iconLimitless 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.
10
Metacritic.com
37 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
164 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconAlthough its script is uneven, Neil Burger directs Limitless with plenty of visual panache, and Bradley Cooper makes for a charismatic star.
14

What the People say

Internet
11480 Netizens quote iconUnlimited Awesomeness
15

Average .. 58%

12

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