There’s little worse for a film critic than watching a perfectly good idea for a movie be bungled in its adaptation to the big screen. Limitless falls into this category, however, with a brilliant concept that ends up so sloppy and poorly written that it made me want to open my laptop and start writing a new script.
There are so many plot holes that this entire review could just list them. Eddie bumps into his former brother-in-law Vernon (Johnny Whitworth), who offers him the new miracle drug “that costs $800/pill”, but when he finds Vernon murdered (by whom?) Eddie calls the cops, then frantically turns Vernon’s luxury apartment to find his stash. Problem is, he finds one ziploc of pills that somehow spawn at least two more during the progression of the film. At $800/pill.