Aug 26, 2011

Limitless Review

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Premise:
Underachieving slacker Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) is down on his luck, slowly losing everything, and decides to experiment with a new drug his ex-wife's brother hooks him up with. Unknown to Eddie, the drug unlocks his full potential and makes the possibilities for his life limitless.



My Highlights:
Subway fight scene, apartment break-in scene (Andrew Howard as Gennedy was a fantastic villain), the scenes devoted to Eddie Morra's uprise in life, and the end scene with Carl Van Loon (Robert De Niro).


Overall Rating:
Man this movie felt long. 105 minutes  = 1 hour and 45 minutes. The film features great acting, great suspense, really draws you in, and gets you emotionally invested in the characters, but there are some things that probably could have been done differently. I think if you really need the fifteen minutes that separate this from a solid and compact 90 minute film, more time could have been devoted building up to big moments because they kind of felt lacking. Still a fantastic movie, one of the best I've seen this year and deserves all the praise it got from others who have seen it. 4 3/4 *'s out of 5, or 9 1/2 *'s out of 10


When You Should See It:
Immediately. This film has something for everyone. Sex appeal, blood, intellect, fun, excitement, romance. Put this at the top of your queue!

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