ClearPlay In Action!Surprisingly, there’s not a lot of language to be edited in Limitless, with fewer than 30 instances. But apparently, being super–smart makes you a player with the ladies, as four implied sex scenes are cut in the ClearPlayed version. More prevalent are the disturbing images — a man throwing up, many shots of bloody violence, a man slurping blood off the floor — I’ll tell you, it’s a dangerous world out there for the brainiacs. Even ClearPlayed, the drug angle and the numerous seedy characters make the movie inappropriate for younger viewers.
Does a good time have its limits?…I’m still trying to figure out if Limitless is a cautionary tale or a 2–hour celebration of drug abuse. Either way, it’s a stylish, well-made thriller that has many nice twists and turns. Bradley Cooper has an appealing presence, and Robert De Niro is fun as a Machiavellian energy magnate.
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Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving a drug, violence including disturbing images, sexuality and language; 105 min; Directed By Neil Burger