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Friday, 1 July 2011

Film Review - Limitless


Release: 2011
Director: Neil Burger
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish

Just finished watching this one. Heard very little about this except for a little hype when it was released in the cinemas, so had no real expectations going in. Was once again pleasantly surprised by the fact it wasn't entirely made up of things you've seen a million times before.

The main character is given a drug which expands his mind, giving him access to the untapped powers of the human brain, and uses it for money and success. Of course there's a dark side to all of that as with any drug addiction, and it turns into a nice little thriller. The very opening scene is him on a high rise apartment balcony about to throw himself off as some people attempt to smash in his front door, so we know already things aren't going well.

But it was an entertaining film, and the plot didn't go the way I would expect, and the ending was satisfying and unexpected too. I've heard Bradley Cooper has pretty much cemented his spot in Hollywood with this and the Hangover, so don't be surprised if he's Hollywood royalty very soon

8/10

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