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Based on 37 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 66 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's a wet dream for anyone who's ever dreamed of getting an edge on the information highway. The worst side effect is that you won't believe a word of the damn thing in the morning. Fair exchange. show more

  • 50
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    The story gets away from itself as it barrels forward. The tiny bit of sense it makes at the beginning is quickly sacrificed in a conclusion so facile, illogical and cheap that it could use a dose of NZT itself. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Briskly paced, suspenseful thriller. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Limitless rocks. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The movie looks great, never lags, and keeps us intrigued throughout. It's not until the high wears off that we realize we've just been had. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Limitless should be so much smarter than it is. show more

  • 55
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Directed by Neil Burger, whose "The Illusionist" also pulled an upbeat coda out of a hat, Limitless is entertaining for much of its running time. It's glib, and it's overly fond of hyperdrive pans, psychedelic montages and swift rack-focus shifts. show more

  • 55
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    How, I'm wondering more and more often, do studios put movies like this one in front of audiences and assume they'll just buy it? The secret to making a great, or even just a good, thriller these days seems to have been lost. show more

  • 88
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Add it all up, including the nifty twist at the end, and what we have here is a fun Hollywood flick with a good head on its shoulders. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Almost all of it works as wish-fulfillment fantasy. show more

  • October 23, 2011 colehewett
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    vary enjoyable acting and plot. if you take medication then you will look at the movie differently from those who are drug users. good movie for a Friday night

  • July 29, 2011 zx00000000057941
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    I thought this movie was a great escape from realism. Wouldn\'t it be great if there were such a pill? WOW!

  • July 28, 2011 yn00000000097471
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    one of the brightest ideas for a movie ever made

  • July 19, 2011 fp00000000095850
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    Love it.

  • July 06, 2011 twistedpretzels6
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    It was good. Not great. Good.

  • June 23, 2011 bryantk2h
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    Great movie. One of the best in 2011.

  • May 23, 2011 Warrior Princess
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    Loved it..

  • May 20, 2011 cu00000000090935
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    Great! Saw it twice!

  • May 08, 2011 Frederick
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    bad, just bad!

  • May 05, 2011 steve-meyer
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    the “concept” of this movie – the power of the untapped subconscio­us mind, is very real, although many are skeptical. How do I know?…I have “tapped”into it, communicating with Infinite Intelligence to achieve Theta Healing More info: http://sub­consciousm­indtap.blo­ Steve Meyer Sub


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