Movie Mini-Review: Limitless

Limitless movie posterLimitless is a movie with an interesting premise, though the science is wonky. Seriously, who still believes we only use 10-20% of our brains? Brain imaging has shown that memory retrieval is tied to several areas of the brain, depending on the sense memory and other factors.

Still, the MacGuffin plot-driver is intriguing: juicing the brain until you can think clearly, remember clearly, and see connections more clearly. The ending is unsatisfactory, and there are some cardboard Russian gangsters and some tissue-thin peeks into Wall Street finance. The lead (Bradley Cooper, who looks like a young Ralph Fiennes) and Robert De Niro, though, turn in a couple of solid performances.

**½ out of four. See it at a matinee or wait till cable.

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About Bruce Diamond

Despicably proud old man. Text-extruding asshole (thank you, John Scalzi) with a skewed vision on life, pop culture, writing and general assholiness. Not a scholar, not a gentleman, not Martin or Lewis. But still trying to make life fun and funny.
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