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Limitless

action & adventure, sci-fi & fantasy, thrillers


Science tells us that humans use only ten percent of their brain.When EddieMora stumbles upon a pill that gives him access to the full 100 percent, he thinks he's uncovered the key to living out his wildest dreams.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    70%
  • Audience Score
    74%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 15
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
5 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
4 out of 5

Story centered on drug abuse sends very iffy messages.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this sci-fi thriller based on a novel by Alan Glynn stars The Hangover's Bradley Cooper as a man who becomes addicted to a (fictional) drug that enhances users' mental powers, using it to further his own power and wealth. He becomes involved with gangsters and loan sharks, which leads to plenty of violence, including shooting, stabbing, and blood. He also sleeps with many women, and there's language (including one "f--k" and a few "s--t"s) and frequent drinking. Although the movie is rated PG-13, the message -- that drugs can help you overcome problems related to confidence and motivation -- and the lack of consequences for most of the main character's drug-fueled decisions and actions make Limitless a very iffy choice for teens.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how the movie portrays drug use. What are the consequences? Does that seem realistic? If a drug like NZT was real, what do you think would happen to people who took it?
  • How can people find confidence and motivation without the use of illegal substances?
  • Is the movie's violence scary or threatening? How is the violence affected by the idea that the main character is in control of everything that happens?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    70%
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  • Audience

    74%

Audience Reviews

4 stars

A mesmerizing, stylish and totally addictive adrenaline-rush. A smart, fresh, bold and tremendously original film. It`s a sharp, wickedly funny, slick and dynamic edge of your seat thriller. A dazzling experiment that works with mad genius. Bradley Cooper gives a brilliant and incredible performance, he dominates the screen with his charisma, charm, humor and extraordinary talent. A movie star making performance. Robert De Niro is terrific. It`s Director, Neil Burger`s triumph. A well-crafted, well-acted and dazzlingly entertaining film. It delivers the perfect amount of edge and wit. It shatters the senses and pushes you to new and exciting limits.

- allan913, Tuesday, December 4, 2012

4 stars

A mesmerizing, stylish and totally addictive adrenaline-rush. A smart, fresh, bold and tremendously original film. It`s a sharp, wickedly funny, slick and dynamic edge of your seat thriller. A dazzling experiment that works with mad genius. Bradley Cooper gives a brilliant and incredible performance, he dominates the screen with his charisma, charm, humor and extraordinary talent. A movie star making performance. Robert De Niro is terrific. It`s Director, Neil Burger`s triumph. A well-crafted, well-acted and dazzlingly entertaining film. It delivers the perfect amount of edge and wit. It shatters the senses and pushes you to new and exciting limits.

- allan913, Tuesday, December 4, 2012

4 stars

Neil Burger does a superb job directing this vastly unique script. Led by a enthusiastic lead actor in Bradley Cooper and a more-than-different plot, Limitless opens your mind visually and mentally. 4/5

- fb1442511448, Monday, November 26, 2012