With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what's now showing
You can't write a screenplay about a super-smart person and have him act totally stupid when it suits your plot devices. What is the first thing you do when you get a magic pill? Make sure you don't run out. This is a superhero film, except instead of flight, he has the ability to instantly learn things. This is the same plot as 'Lucy', except she had way more superpowers.
Fast-paced, you barely have time to think. Interesting theme, shot stylishly. Well-acted, Bradley's very charismatic in it and the whole movie made somewhat believable for a sci-fi. The whole set up of the movie is good but it doesn't really explore anything with any real depth. Even the female characters just disappeared on and off the screen. In conclusion, Limitless is quite entertaining but doesn't give you a lot
The concept is interesting, although much of the science and some of the drug's effect don't make too much sense. I was surprised by the nice acting of Cooper and really enjoyed the interesting visual effects and editing in this film. During the second half I lost most of my interest, but I did like the ambiguous ending! It really invites to think through the possibility of his brain actually having changed. Decent!
Girl dumps boy for not living up to the potential she saw in him. Boy uses drug to not just live up to but surpass that potential. Complications follow. But really, money is the ultimate aphrodisiac so you know as long as he can keep the money coming he can keep the girl (plus a few bonus trysts along the way).