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Limitless Reviews

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Ray Pride
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
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
February 11, 2012
An enjoyable film that tries to move beyond the standard thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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 A. Smith
August 16, 2011
To see the two leads face off verbally is a treat...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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
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
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
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
May 12, 2011
A fun romp in this cautionary tale that glides by relying heavily on star Bradley Cooper's charisma.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Glenn Lovell
May 4, 2011
... a humdinger of a science fiction thriller that scoots easily from shaggy-dog fable to noir mystery to conspiracy thriller and winds up on the dark side of Twilight Zone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
April 29, 2011
Moves so fast you don't have time to think
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
April 7, 2011
A bracing story that examines what intelligence will and will not buy and what is the effect that such a drug would have on society
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
April 6, 2011
...a fascinating thriller with fine pace that never lets up.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Dave White
April 4, 2011
I think they're trying to trade on Cooper's handsome mug when what they should be emphasizing is the tight, weird, unpredictable evil-cat-and-equally-evil-mouse angle. But no matter why you go see it, you won't have a bad time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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