An action packed thriller by Neil Burger, "Limitless" seems to lose limitless viewers for it conveys a phony notion of super human abilities led by a medication. An adaptation of Alan Glynn’s novel, "Limitless" is a fiction pooled with thrills, laughs and fierceness which has left nothing but a bunch of limitless crap through its weak delivery towards the spectators.
"Limitless" is based on the hypothesis that humans employ only a fraction of their brain. Bradley Cooper (Eddie Morra) plays the protagonist of the movie as a would-be author beset by the writer’s block who gets abandoned by his girlfriend and ends up depressed and fretful. Soon his life takes a 360 degree turn as he gains possession of a pill of NZT which gives him access to employ all regions of his brain. Therefore, transforming him as a human with super intellect powers to decipher solution to every convolution. His life then turns out to be miserable as inexplicable stalkers, callous thugs and distrustful detectives follow him to extract information about his mysterious intelligence.
The film seems to have encompassed several elements to keep the audience entertained but has failed for its flimsy concept that ends up with an average script thus making one yawn incessantly.
Director Neil Burger has scored an average for his directorial deftness while cinematography and the screenplay were good enough to keep the spectators entertained but it’s not value for money. Yet the actors were quite convincing and manage to save this film from drowning completely.
The movie wasn’t as addictive as the drug to make the audience sit back and think over the subject, but this Hollywood trash can work better if remade in Bollywood to satisfy the Indian appetite for entertainment.
This Hollywood flick has left some side-effects just like the drug since all the elements in the movie were not furnished well thus leaving it half baked before the audience. Don’t expect more in this review as there is nothing left in the movie to talk about it at length.