Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Cinematheque Reviews: Limitless

Limitless is another one of those cases of a relatively stupid movie seeming much smarter than it actually is through the performance of its star.  This phenomenon has already happened to me a few times this year.  This time the culprit is Bradley Cooper, who does a relatively good job as the cocky smartass at the heart of an otherwise silly movie. One can find some deeper thoughts (relatively speaking) on the subject over at The Cinematheque, where my review is awaiting your perusal.


Dan O. said...

Cooper is very good in this and the direction is inspired, but I couldn't help but wish that the script was a lot better and brought more to the table than it did. Good Review!

Kevyn Knox said...

Yes, the script was just full of holes. Cooper is a fine actor if he is given the right role (which he was here) and I think he may be better than what we give him credit for - only time (and better movies) will tell that tale. He is in David O. Russell's next film and will work with Jeremy Irons after that, so perhaps that time is coming.

And thanx for the praise.