Written March 29, 2013
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Written March 23, 2011
The opening photography, I won't spoil it for you by saying more, is worth the price of the ticket. Great entertainment and I highly recommend it. Grab a BIG bag of popcorn and get ready for a RIDE.
Written February 03, 2012
Not really what I expected going in. It was a cool concept though. Good movie.
Written March 21, 2011
I was expecting just another action movie, but this movie made me think in a different way. It wasn't your typical "confuse the audience with many plot points that come to a head in the last 10 min with a 'surprise' twist" kind of movie. Instead, it was written intelligently enough that I could somewhat turn my brain off and follow the movie, but look back and make other connections I hadn't made initially.
I didn't fully appreciate the writing until looking back on it the next day.
Also, the cinematography was great. I loved the use of color saturation to emphasize different emotions.
Written March 20, 2011
Okay, I went into Limitless with a bit of skepticism. I really thought the premise was good, I just wasn't sure they could pull it off. This seems to be one of those movie themes that can devolve into utter schlock. Well, I was pleasantly surprised with the movie. The acting was solid if unspectacular, the pacing was good, and the visuals (I saw it in xD) were well done. At the same time, I found the plot to be, for the most part, very predictable. Some of the scenes were filmed in a manner that was a bit disturbing to watch (which I think was the intent). Not in a violent way, although there is a fair amount of violence in the movie, more in a "the scenes are changing too quickly" way.
As for the violence, I wouldn't take younger children to this. There is a fair amount, and some of it is fairly graphic. It makes sense in terms of the plot, and my date was a bit squeamish about it.
This movie won't win any awards, and I found it to be good entertainment.