Film Break: “Limitless”

I don’t have time to write about film nearly as much as I’d like to, and, truthfully, I don’t make it to the theater quite as much as I used to. I have seen a couple of films recently that really impressed me, however; the animated Rango is as delightful and inventive a movie as I’ve seen in… dare I say years? I’m completely head-over-heels for it. And I had a great time at The Adjustment Bureau, which is just about perfect as both a thriller and a romance, and better than expected as a philosophical endeavor. Not everything about it works, but I was swept away by its ambition, and by the chemistry between the two leads.

Limitless, opening today, is not nearly as good as either of those movies, but it is still a pretty good time, as far as pure escapism goes. It won’t win any awards, and it’s about as dumb as these things get, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy it on some level. My CT review is posted here.


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