Review | Limitless

Credit: Many Rivers Productions

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Us Rating: **

Eddie (Bradley Cooper) pops the illegal pill NZT -- gaining a four digit IQ -- in this wild but wearisome ride. Overnight, he completes a novel and seduces his ex (Abbie Cornish). But the drug's side effects are killer. At one point, he laps up a dead man's blood! Cooper sparkles in the middle section -- when he transforms into a slick success -- but the unfocused story zips all over the grid. (Fox, $30)