Movie Review for Limitless

Bradley Cooper is wonderful in Limitless. Amazon has the DVD for sale at an exceptional price

a movie that shows you how "bad" and how "good" a drug can be at the exact same time.
a movie that shows you how "bad" and how "good" a drug can be at the exact same time. | Source
limitless is one of those movies just close enough to reality that you ask, could this really happen?
limitless is one of those movies just close enough to reality that you ask, could this really happen? | Source
drugs are bad all around. or are they? see limitless and determine for yourself.
drugs are bad all around. or are they? see limitless and determine for yourself. | Source

Movie Review of Limitless

There are some movies which have a premise making them absolutely fabulous. This one made this cut. It was not all about love or violence or revenge. In fact, the theme was something unique and innovative. Most people who see it and like it, love it.

Characters appealing

I absolutely loved the characters developed for the film as well as the director’s pick of the actors playing the individual characters. The director shot this film in a way that was genius for the story line. He allowed a person to experience from the inside of the main character enough to keep a viewer interested and an eye on the subversion as well as the intrigue that followed throughout the film.

Something new and innovative

The beginning as the end was not a new twist for a film. Where the director twisted you was to discover that the beginning wasn’t the end. The movie didn’t make drugs an appalling or horrific concept, and then he did. However, he made every scene watched something to think about when it comes to the drug.

The hints moved a viewer in favor of it and then against it.This was ingenious. Making the audience change their convictions within a matter of minutes on a moral question like this was definitely something new. You get car chases, villains, drama, suspense, romance and even a small pull at the heartstrings.

You considered the drug as a good thing and then a bad thing and then a good thing again. He allowed a glimpse into the world of” what if” thousands of times with almost every other scene. He made you ask if this was such a bad thing after showing you how bad drugs and people that do them they are and then showing all of the great things that they are able to do. If he would have tried this concept with an illegal drug it would never have worked.

Viewers questioned everything

Displaying how upside down and inside out a drug makes life and the pursuit and desperation of the drug that creates a life a living hell. Under all of that the director shows a real person and the trials of their life. He displayed that the drug made that life so much better than you could ever dream. However, the real vision is the actress telling the star of the movie and the beneficiary of this wonderful “gift” how bad it was and what he was on this wonder drug-nothing. Worse than nothing.

The movie is genius. A lot of cinema fans won’t appreciate this one because of the fast moving photography and the plots within plots and the twist that you need to follow. Following the twists is what makes this movie so extraordinary and separates it from a boring, same game-different name movie.

The title fits the story. Limitless is all that is proclaims to deliver and more. There are not a lot of big name movie stars, but there are certainly stars with this particular acting group.

One of the very important aspects of this meticulously written and scripted film is the question that it’s just near enough to real life to make any viewer ask….if this could really happen?


Cast: Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Anna Friel, Robert De Niro

Clip from the movie Limitless

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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

This sounds like a really good movie. I loved Inception and think this might be a little along the same lines. You have done a great job promoting this movie and I for one will certainly watch it having read this hub. Thank you.


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smcopywrite 5 years ago from all over the web Author

i enjoyed inception also. however, i got more out of the movie by watching it a second time. there is so much going on that you cannot take a break for one moment or miss out on something that is important to the plot and following the story. great minds think alike.


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

What did you think of Shutter Island? I thought that was a great movie too and once again I think you are right in that you get more out of the second viewing.

I also watched 6th Sense again for the umpteenth time last night and I think that must be one of the best ever. I hope you write more reviews like this and I was thinking what if you put a list together of various genre and write a series of hubs like this one for each genre so people would have a kind of personal guide they could go to to choose their movies. I myself am stuck right now and would love someone to send me a list of movies like this (Limitless) with a short summary of the story. What do you think? BTW I tried to buy Limitless from Amazon but is not out on DVD yet, so I have to wait. I am gutted!


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miss_jkim 5 years ago

Loved this movie, wanted to find out where to get this "drug", as my brain could use some fine tuning. I really liked the ending, it left you pondering whether his chemist was able to fine tune the drug so that it wasn't terminal, but gave the user even more abilities, such as, when he "felt" the man’s heart ailment. Such possibilities


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smcopywrite 5 years ago from all over the web Author

spirit whisperer- any movie that was developed from a book i read the book first. gone baby gone, all of the grisham works, etc. i like to see book first. it always provides content and character as well as plot information you cannot get with movie. shutter island certainly didn't pass the mustard on the movie

its kind of difficult really to take a book, make a screenplay(different person), director(different person) and producer (different person) and get the same story. in addition, you need to cut it to fit into about 2 hours of time.

i love the sixth sense and i am not a horror film kind of person. enjoyed this one though.

anything that makes one think...does it for me.

don't get me wrong, i still enjoy some of the best car chases and fights. however, movies that get the brain juices flowing are always the best.

this is my first movie review, but hopefully not my last.

thanks for the comment


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi smcopywrite,

After reading your review, I checked to see if Limitless was playing in Toronto. Unfortunately it isn't.

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