Actors: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish and many more.
Director: Neil Burger
Story: A thriller about Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) who is a depressed writer that gets rejected by his girlfriend (Abbie Cornish). So when he gets offered a pill that will allow him to use 100% of his brain he cannot resist. A pill that might turn everything around for him, Eddie’s life is instantly changed after taking the pill. Everything that Eddie has previously read, seen or heard is suddenly accessible in a super organized fashion. He uses this newfound brain capacity to rise to the top of the financial word which then gets him noticed by a rich businessman called Carl Van Loon (Robert De Niro). Eddie Morra seems to have it all but then gets hit by unforeseen things such as the Mafia’s sudden interest in him and dangerous side-effects.
Review: Limitless is amazingly brisk and refreshing. An original script that delivers in many different ways, but especially in the development of the main character Eddie Morra. Bradley Coopers acting is amazing as we see him going from panicked addict to a conversationalist genius and back without losing credibility. His performance stands out leaving his co-stars hanging a bit. Nothing bad can be said about their performance but their characters are not nearly as developed and interesting as Eddie’s. The Director gave this movie a lot of style making it that more exciting. The movie has many extravagant transitions but that it absolutely perfect for a mind-altering plot like the one in Limitless. A non-stop entertaining movie that is highly recommended. A few flaws but Limitless has the merits to make us ignore them.
Limitless is number 6 on my list of the absolute best Netflix movies available for streaming. Be sure to check the other 9 movies on the list. Also if you are looking for more thrillers then I suggest getting inspiration from my list of best thrillers on Netflix. As always feel free to leave any comments below.