Friday, September 2, 2011
Directed by Neil Burger
Starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro, Anna Friel, Tomas Arana, Johnny Whitworth
Easily one of the perkiest and freshest thrillers I've seen in a while. A clear step up for De Niro as well who has really let his legendary standards down in the last decade or so. Seriously, what happened? The guy was known for having impeccable taste when it came to picking out good projects. Then came misfires like Showtime, the Meet The Parents sequels and Righteous Kill. Meh. Just wondering. Anyway, Limitless is the latest vehicle for Cooper to showcase his natural talent and charisma. He plays Eddie Morra, a down on his luck writer and a borderline loser who gets a hold of a mysterious pill which allows him to access the entire potential of his brain. He finds himself being capable of doing practicly anything but since nothing good in this life comes for free, Morra soon notices there are other interested parties and huge, dangerous powers to be in the game. For a guy named after fast food, Burger keeps the whole thing well in hand and the film is visually interesting and inventive almost to the point where you'd expect it to have been directed by Nevaldine/Taylor (Crank). A firework of a film and most likely the most interesting concept you're going to see for a while.
Limitless at IMDb