Limitless

New review from The Movie Snob

Limitless (B+). I thought this was a very good Saturday-afternoon popcorn flick. Bradley Cooper (He’s Just Not That Into You) plays Eddie Morra. When we meet Eddie in the opening scene, he’s standing on the ledge of some NYC highrise, contemplating a jump while some Very Dangerous Guys are trying to break into the apartment where he is. He then narrates an extended flashback to tell us how he got into his unhappy situation. Once about a time he was an average joe — a writer with a bad case of writer’s block who had just been dumped by his girlfriend Lindy (Abbie Cornish, Sucker Punch). Then he has a chance encounter with his skeezy ex-brother-in-law, who says he works for a pharmaceuticals company and gives him a mysterious pill that he says will make Eddie smart. Scary smart. Eddie’s at the end of his rope so he takes the pill, and it works. He’s new man, and the world is his oyster. Or is it? Is it any wonder that sinister forces and unpleasant side effects start to crop up? I thought it was a good ride.

4 comments on “Limitless

  1. […] familial dysfunction among the Norse gods.  Two smaller productions that I really enjoyed were Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper as a guy who gets into a lot of trouble after messing around with an […]

  2. […] I Heart Huckabees).  As the film opens, a guy in his mid-30s named Patrick (Bradley Cooper, Limitless) is getting released into his parents’ custody after spending eight months in a mental […]

  3. […] the deadliest sniper in U.S. Navy history.  It is a solid piece of film-making.  Bradley Cooper (Limitless) bulks up to roughly the size of a Sherman tank for the lead role, and he delivers a fine […]

  4. […] work from some others as well, including Peter Dinklage (The Station Agent), Abbie Cornish (Limitless), and Lucas Hedges (Moonrise Kingdom).  But a couple of noticeable flaws (such as […]

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