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Limitless

A mysterious experimental drug transforms an unemployed loser (Bradley Cooper) into a genius

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Abbie Cornish, Bradley Cooper | Abbie Cornish and Bradley Cooper in Limitless
Myles Aronowitz

Limitless (movie)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
105 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/18/11
performer:
Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro, Anna Friel
distributor:
Relativity Media, Rogue Pictures
author:
Leslie Dixon, Alan Glynn
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a B+

STARRING Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, and Abbie Cornish
DIRECTED BY Neil Burger

A sort of Flowers for Algernon for the 21st century, Limitless follows an unemployed loser (Bradley Cooper) who suddenly becomes brilliant and rich thanks to a mysterious experimental drug. Of course, a story about a man having everything would be no fun — so before long, Cooper’s character finds himself the target of a group of hitmen who want to use the drug for themselves. Abbie Cornish and Robert De Niro round out the cast as Cooper’s girlfriend and a business mogul named Carl Van Loon.