Limitless is based on the novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn. The film is directed by Neil Burger, and is based on a screenplay by Leslie Dixon, who had acquired rights to the source material. Dixon wrote the adapted screenplay for less than her regular price in exchange for being made one of the film's producers. Fellow producer Scott Kroopf and she approached Burger to direct the film, at the time titled The Dark Fields. For Burger, who had written and directed his previous three films, the collaboration was his first foray solely as director. With Universal Pictures developing the project, Shia LaBeouf was announced in April 2008 to be cast as the film's star.
- 1 Paul Leonard-MorganOpening 1:54
- 2 Paul Leonard-MorganPsyched 0:53
- 3 Paul Leonard-MorganTrading Up 1:06
- 4 Paul Leonard-MorganEddie Knows What to Do 1:04
- 5 Paul Leonard-MorganTrippy 3:47
- 6 Paul Leonard-MorganI Still Love You 1:07
- 7 Paul Leonard-MorganLimitless 1:31
- 8 Paul Leonard-MorganComing Up 4:00
- 9 Paul Leonard-MorganLindy and Eddie Reunite 0:33
- 10 Paul Leonard-MorganWalk Home 1:30
- 11 Paul Leonard-MorganDown the Hatch 2:49
- 12 Paul Leonard-MorganEscaping Tancoat 1:04
- 13 Paul Leonard-MorganHiring Eddie 1:16
- 14 Paul Leonard-MorganVan Loon 2:30
- 15 Paul Leonard-MorganHiring Bodyguards 1:43
- 16 Paul Leonard-MorganLindy Chase 4:54
- 17 Paul Leonard-MorganLindy Leaves Eddie 1:31
- 18 Paul Leonard-MorganTrashed Hotel 1:03
- 19 Paul Leonard-MorganPhone Tap 2:40
- 20 Paul Leonard-MorganApartment Carnage 4:37
- 21 Paul Leonard-MorganEddie Is Sick 1:25
- 22 Paul Leonard-MorganYou Want More? 2:49
- 23 Paul Leonard-MorganEddie's Back 2:33
- 24 Paul Leonard-MorganGennady Drop In 1:28
- 25 Paul Leonard-MorganHappy Pills 4:33
|Runtime||1 hr 45 min|
|Budget||$27 000 000|
|Premiere: World||$161 849 455 March 17, 2011|
|USA||$79 249 455|
|Other countries||$82 600 000|
|Box Office – Budget||$134 849 455|
|Premiere: USA||$79 249 455 March 8, 2011|
|first day||$6 631 632|
|first weekend||$18 907 302|
|Digital: World||July 19, 2011|
|Parental Advisory||Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking, Frightening & Intense Scenes, Profanity, Violence & Gore, ..., Sex & Nudity|
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The Dark Fields (United States)
DescriptionA mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100% of his brain’s abilities transforms a struggling writer into a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with many dangers.
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The filmmakers doesn’t sweat the fact that Eddie is a chemically enhanced fraud. What scares them is any possibility of alienating the movie...
Limitless hits you like an adrenaline rush that will have you saying, "I’ll have what he’s having."
Limitless delivers some pleasurable punch – and rarely makes you feel small.
Better living through chemistry is a debatable notion satirically explored in this briskly paced, suspenseful thriller.
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.
It’s scatty and fast paced, and director Neil Burger employs some Gaspar Noé-style, bad-trip CG effects to heighten the mood.
What’s fresh about this concept is how it turns perfect intelligence into a superpower and tries to imagine its real-world applications...
Some of its conceits may not hold up under intense scrutiny, but, generally speaking, it’s a good time at the movies.
[An] ingenious, extremely violent thriller…
"Limitless" may please a few looking for a shallow fantasy thriller, but won’t fire up the synapses of the intellectually demanding.
For a plot about super-intelligent people, the screenplay is surprisingly dumb.
The movie is too chaotic to be very good. But it’s fun and not stupid, which is something.
Limitless riffs boundlessly on what it means to be creative and how chemical stimulation (speed, booze, whatever) can tamp and temper the willpower...
If you want a movie with a sermon, well, look somewhere else. But if you want an adrenaline shot to the heart, look here.
A loopy joy from start to finish, Bradley Cooper proves that he’s the real deal.
Better, part of me kind of thinks the film is maybe extolling the virtues of addiction, saying the pluses outweigh the minuses as long as you have...
You could pick the script apart for impossibilities. But why bother? It’s much more enjoyable to shut your brain off and have a good time.
It’s more Jan de Bont than Christopher Nolan, but when the ride is this exhilarating, sometimes the destination just doesn’t matter.
Overall it’s smart entertainment that even manages to make Robert De Niro, Cooper’s co-star, sound fully engaged.
Limitless' highs are sustained and visually snappy, a David Fincher-esque vision of New York conquered. But the side effects are a little trou...
Without much fanfare Neil Burger has emerged as one of the best suspense directors in the business.
Good, if limited.
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The disappointment is that for all of the possibilities, "Limitless" never gets beyond "limited."
Limitless should be so much smarter than it is.
You almost feel yourself getting smarter as you watch. Remember how you felt sitting through Transformers 2? Kind of the opposite of that.
Even Bradley Cooper lapping thirstily at a pool of blood can’t save a dumbass sci-fi fable on the perils of increased mental capacity.
The visuals are giddy, illustrating Eddie’s high with fun house lenses, over-exposed colors, supersonic edits – and, when side effects k...
Limitless is limited, but intriguing nonetheless.
Limitless may not be as brainy as it would like to think it is, but it’s a relatively sharp and surprisingly playful head-trip, a satisf...
Starts off as an ambitious, gripping, quasi-sci-fi thriller and turns into an over-the-top mess. But it’s never dull, and looking at Bradley...
"Limitless" only uses 15, maybe 20 percent of its brain. Still, that’s more than a lot of movies do.
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Well, what a great movie! And the soundtrack?! I love him with all my heart from the first seconds! Well, Bradley – how can you not fall in love with such a handsome guy! Translated to English
Bradley Cooper. This is the same film that can be reviewed periodically. The plot is very interesting, the shooting is cool, the atmosphere. I like everything about it! The film hooks you from the very beginning and it is simply impossible to stop watching it. Translated to English
Just a delight. The plot is tight, the actors are great, it looks like a breeze. Translated to English
I watched this very cool movie 3 times. Bradley Cooper in 3 variations of hairstyles pleases the eye. And the rest of the cast did not disappoint either. This film is one of those very, very outstanding examples that make it worth watching the movie in general. Yeah, what a thrill it is! Translated to English
That feeling when you didn’t look at the film’s progress bar throughout the entire running time. Translated to English
Interesting script, very good acting, but in my opinion the idea was not fully revealed, another 20-30 minutes of plot, and definitely 10 Translated to English
It’s fascinating, but it’s hard to believe what’s happening. I expected the hero to end up with nothing in the end. Well, like in fairy tales, you know. But for some reason the creators decided to end the story with a happy ending, and this seems to me a very strange decision. In general, the cons did not bother me while watching. Translated to English
I tried the film over time. An excellent thriller with notes of science fiction and crime, which shows the consequences of stimulating the brain with all sorts of substances. Bradley Cooper is cool, out of character. Robert De Niro is great. Fascinating plot and high-quality soundtrack. I recommend! Translated to English
I love the topic of crime, prohibited substances. The movie itself is probably an 8, but I give it a 9 out of personal sympathy. Translated to English
Despite the fact that the film clearly exploits the human dream of how to become someone – without doing anything – it turned out great! Wonderful actors, unusual video sequence, interesting plot! Translated to English
I don’t quite share the people’s love for the film. It’s obvious that this is an adaptation of the book, as most of the events seem rushed and cut down. I also didn’t like the ending, it wasn’t of the right scale. However, the movie is still intriguing and captivating. Translated to English
i really liked Alan Glynn’s book. The movie is a good complement to the book. Translated to English
The film starts out interesting, but by the end the belief in what is happening fades away. De Niro and the Russian mafia are here, apparently, just for show. On the other hand, excellent camera work, superbly conveying the state of Messrs. Overall it looks very spectacular, but pointless. Translated to English