Limitless: Film #24 of Film 365

Wednesday 13th April 2011

Director: Neil Burger
Year: 2011
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Anna Friel, Robert De Niro

I wasn't sure how much I was going to enjoy this. There wasn't a lot on at the cinema, and this (along with Source Code) seemed like the best of the bunch.

Limitless is all about Eddie Morra (Cooper), a guy who discovers a drug called NZT - and how it can open his mind to make him more successful. Obviously, this opens the way for lots of shady characters to appear, all of whom want something.

It's all perfectly enjoyable, and as long as you're willing to be whisked along for the ride you'll be happy enough. It's just best not to overthink it - I got the impression the film thought it was far cleverer than it really is. There were just one too many plot holes and unexplained things for my liking.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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