Limitless Reviews

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Ray Pride
Newcity
April 8, 2014
Let's describe Neil Burger's latest as director "Abraham Polonsky's 'The Matrix.'" It's a hyper-local amped-up Manhattan melodrama that pulses through one man's mind, one user's bloodstream.
Kimber Myers
The Playlist
August 15, 2013
Paradoxically absorbing, yet cliched and empty, this power-based New York story is a bit of an entertaining thrill ride, probably far more popcorn-engrossing than it deserves to be...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Billy Tatum
We Got This Covered
June 2, 2013
Limitless brings the seduction of self-enhancement to your local cineplex in a witty package that's pretty enough to keep you intrigued
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 14, 2013
Relationships are shortchanged and this brisk, fantastical tale fails to find any emotional traction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 21, 2012
While it does have some entertaining moments and other moments where possibilities rear their heads, it never quite lives up to the premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
February 11, 2012
An enjoyable film that tries to move beyond the standard thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
January 29, 2012
For a movie about hyper-intelligent human beings, Limitless is surprisingly sloppy and ultimately rather brainless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
September 9, 2011
Despite some snazzy camera angles and showoff-y technique, Limitless dashes any hopes of originality when it ends up being nothing more than a cautionary tale about drug addiction
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 23, 2011
not just a cool film to watch, but a cool film to see
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
August 17, 2011
Bradley Cooper is his usual innocuous but personality-free, walking wallpaper self and hence not up to the challenge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes
August 16, 2011
To see the two leads face off verbally is a treat...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew Simpson
Fan The Fire
August 16, 2011
There are highs, and it may be fun for a while, but in the end it's a thudding, relentless road to nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 1, 2011
Burger plunges into the material at such a headlong pace and with sufficient adrenalized style as to propel this essentially trashy thriller and distract from the abundant loose ends. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Neal
The Standard
July 28, 2011
While it's not that the film-makers do an amazingly stunning job with the idea, it's perhaps more that they don't fumble it at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Axmaker
MSN.com
July 20, 2011
It's not the science that's important, it's the momentum, the conceptual journey, the dynamism of the head games and chemically-enhanced battle of wits...
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
July 6, 2011
One complaint you cannot level at Limitless is that it is unoriginal or uncreative. In an upcoming summer of senseless sequels and repugnant remakes, Limitless-warts and all-is at least something we've never seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
July 1, 2011
Begins like an update of Roger Corman's 'X - The Man with the X-Ray Eyes' but abandons its probe of the soul-sucking price of power addiction to pander to the idea that audiences demand slick fantasy-role-model heroes and happy endings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 28, 2011
Dubious values and undercooked philosophy aside, Limitless is an engaging and often good-humoured trip that moves at quite a lick and benefits from being directed with some flair.
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
June 8, 2011
Is Limitless a science fiction movie?
Grae Drake
Movies.com
May 13, 2011
A fun, stylistic flick that seems like something Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle would do if he wanted to make a D.A.R.E. commercial.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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