Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
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  1. Reviewed by: Rick Groen
    Mar 19, 2011
    88
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Mar 17, 2011
    88
    Limitless rocks.
  3. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Mar 16, 2011
    83
    In Limitless, a potently fanciful and fun thriller about a drug that turns you into a genius, Cooper proves a cock-of-the-walk movie star.
  4. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Mar 16, 2011
    83
    For two hours it's a fun head trip.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 355 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 108
  2. Negative: 9 out of 108
  1. Mar 19, 2011
    10
    This is a fun movie. Bradley Cooper and De Niro give great performances. An interesting story told with great fx and cinematography. Its aThis is a fun movie. Bradley Cooper and De Niro give great performances. An interesting story told with great fx and cinematography. Its a great ride. Go see. Full Review »
  2. Mar 20, 2011
    9
    Not sure how you couldn't love this dazzling ride. But maybe it's one of those I need to have ingested a psychedelic some time in one's life.Not sure how you couldn't love this dazzling ride. But maybe it's one of those I need to have ingested a psychedelic some time in one's life. Anyways The Hangover's Bradley Cooper triumphs again in this unpredictable thriller about an underground drug that happens to vastly enhance cognition. So strap in and get ready to enjoy a great, wild mind-blower, complete with Robert De Niro as an arch Wall Street villain.
    Loved it. A major wow.
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  3. Mar 27, 2011
    5
    When I first saw this film I was left with a little pit of disappointment. After patiently waiting for a month to watch, I felt that theWhen I first saw this film I was left with a little pit of disappointment. After patiently waiting for a month to watch, I felt that the pacing of the film seemed to be very uneven and that the ending had such little impact. However, after being given a chance to digest what I'd seen, this film has been able to grow on me. It feels refreshingly original and has some great visual effects, including a fraction zoom which I'm a big fan of. Some interesting characters as well. Overall, Limitless is a very good watch. Full Review »