Lists: Sci-Fi

Brief Synopsis: "A paranoia-fuelled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film."

Overall Ranking: 1900 (Rank from 2011: # 99)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 53.85%
Half-Popped 38.46%
Stale 7.69%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews78(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest75Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 5
CinemaVisitor Erik75
Movie Evangelist70(full review)
Colin Flanagan70(full review)Comedy: 0
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 6
Thomas Pollock70
Bryan Lienesch64 - Maybe this movie should take one of those pills because it's not nearly as smart as its main character is.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 4
Dan O'Neill60 - Director Neil Burger uses a lot of different and crazy visuals to effectively create a state of mind when on drugs, and Bradley Cooper is good in this lead role, but the script lets-down Limitless with its many missed opportunities, and confusing outcomes.
(full review)
Patrick Devitt60
JD Duran of InSessionFilm60
HC Movie Reviews50(full review)
David Baruffi34(full review)

People Involved

  • Bradley Cooper (Eddie Morra)
  • Robert De Niro (Carl Van Loon)
  • Abbie Cornish (Lindy)
  • Andrew Howard (Gennady)
  • Anna Friel (Melissa)
  • Johnny Whitworth (Vernon)
  • Robert John Burke (Pierce)
  • Darren Goldstein (Kevin Doyle)
  • Ned Eisenberg (Morris Brandt)
  • T.V. Carpio (Valerie)
  • Richard Bekins (Hank Atwood)
  • Patricia Kalember (Mrs Atwood)
  • Neil Burger (Director)