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April 27, 2016
The thriller structure of 'Limitless' and its turns that will mark out the course of action, lack the much needed quality of surprise. [Full review in Spanish]
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
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
March 22, 2011
Ironically for a film so keenly centred on the idea of reaching one's own potential, Limitless doesn't nearly begin to realise its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 18, 2011
On one level Limitless something of a conventional thriller ... [o]n another it's a tale of high finance hijinks and intrigue ... [a]nd on yet another level it's something of a traditional gangster film. It's just all over the place.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 13, 2011
Fine cast and premise sullied by soulless handling. Frustratingly limited in its power to entertain and engross.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 17, 2011
Like any drug, Limitless starts out as something refreshing and stimulating but when you come down you're stuck wondering where the last few hours went.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 16, 2011
Alternate-reality thriller isn't as smart as it thinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 24, 2011
Perhaps a better title would be Limited.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 18, 2011
"Limitless" only uses 15, maybe 20 percent of its brain. Still, that's more than a lot of movies do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 17, 2011
For a plot about super-intelligent people, the screenplay is surprisingly dumb.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 16, 2011
Is the fact that Cooper becomes a high-yield stock broker who likes to sleep with models supposed to mean that he's misusing his powers, or that screenwriter Leslie Dixon thinks this is the goal of every person on Earth?
March 25, 2011
Too bad Leslie Dixon tapped less than 20 percent of hers while penning her underdeveloped script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 15, 2011
Limitless should be so much smarter than it is.
March 16, 2011
Timing is everything and, in this case, the moral repercussions of this drug-crazed sci-fi-er ring are especially reprehensible.
March 17, 2011
A strangely arid experience, without the gleeful, drugged-out weirdness of a truly offbeat endeavor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 17, 2011
The disappointment is that for all of the possibilities, "Limitless" never gets beyond "limited."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 14, 2011
Featuring a charismatic leading man and interesting premise, Limitless is a viscerally appealing sci-fi thriller yet fails to tap into its vast potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 15, 2011
Burger fails in creating the paranoia infused techno morality tale he so wanted to make, with themes such as the consequences of powers given and not earned, and the destructive nature of addiction, failing to relate on an emotional and even moral level.
March 15, 2011
Without a complex thought about narcissism, merit, or addiction, Limitless is content to be an empty, one-note, satire-free fairy tale of avarice and corporate-political ambition.
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