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Saturday, October 15, 2011
Review: Limitless (2011)
You talkin' to me? Oh, you weren't? Sorry.
Bradley Cooper (all of a sudden Hollywood's "It Man") stars as a meek writer who stumbles across an experimental drug that gives him the ability to channel his focus and utilize more of his brain power. Soon this down-on-his-luck slacker has turned himself into a financial genius, being able to pick up the hidden patterns and trends of the stock market. But his newly found "talents" have also drawn the interest of a business mogul (Robert Deniro) and a notorious drug dealer who both see dollar signs in Cooper's character. As he tries to find a way out of their grip, he must also deal with a much bigger problem... his dwindling drug supply. I loved the concept of building the better man, the acting was great, and thought the thriller aspect of this movie was right on. Without providing any spoilers, I do have to say that I thought the ending felt extremely artificial and abrupt which tainted to movie a little for me. Overall, it's a solid watch and would recommend.