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Limitless – Movie Review


The movie Limitless is a 2011 American science fiction. Neil Burger directed the film. Leslie Dixon is the scriptwriter. It is based on the novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn. Edward Morra is a struggling writer and is the main protagonist of the film. The film follows the storyline where the protagonist takes a nootropic drug called NZT 48. The drug gives him the ability to be extraordinarily brilliant and helps him to rise from his miserable condition.

The Plot of The Movie Limitless

The film starts by showing the scene where Eddie is struggling with his writing career and simultaneously his girlfriend Lindy breaks up with him after being frustrated by a series of misadventures pulled out by Eddie. The next day as Eddie moves on with his hard life created due to his lazy behaviour and on the way, he meets his ex-brother in law, which in turn makes him acquainted with the drug. At first, Eddie was reluctant to have the drug, but after its effect, he pretty much seems to get hooked on the drug. This leads to a series of ups and downs. Now the question remains whether he will be able to overcome his supply trouble or get trapped in his natural brilliance.

Review of Limitless

Most of the people watching the film will probably watch it with low expectations, but actually, the film does quite well at winning hearts. The movie has an extraordinary impact on the viewers scientifically, especially to those who never know our brain only uses up its 20%. The film has fascinating concepts with humour mixed into the graveness, lightening the mood instantly. However, it is quite impossible to take anything Bradly Cooper does too seriously. 

Particular two things make the movie so very different from the other mindless thrillers because Eddie’s superpowers aren’t superhuman. Indeed an effect of a drug makes it so very much exciting and believable. The rest is a combination of adventure, suspense and hilarious violence! If the bewildering nature is hard to wrap your mind around, remember it only a Bradly Cooper movie. And heads up for the start of the film, it pretty cured tied knots around my head (super dramatic visuals)

On a review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, limitless has an approval of 69% based on several reviews with an average rating of 6.4/10. Roger Ebert of Chicago Sun-Times gave the film two and a half stars. Limitless received the award of Best Thriller at 2011 Scream Awards. Further, the Limitless movie was nominated for the Best Science fiction film at the 2012 Saturn Awards. Unfortunately, it lost.

Genre: Sci-fi/Thriller

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