Genre:  Thriller
Running Time:  105 min.
Release Date: March 18, 2011
DVD: July 19, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 4.16
based on 438 votes and 152 reviews
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Cast: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish, Anna Friel


Out-of-work writer Eddie Morra's (Bradley Cooper) rejection by girlfriend Lindy (Abbie Cornish) confirms his belief that he has zero future. That all vanishes the day an old friend introduces Eddie to NZT, a designer pharmaceutical that makes him laser focused and more confident than any man alive.

Now on an NZT-fueled odyssey, everything Eddie's read, heard or seen is instantly organized and available to him. As the former nobody rises to the top of the financial world, he draws the attention of business mogul Carl Van Loon (Robert De Niro), who sees this enhanced version of Eddie as the tool to make billions.

But brutal side effects jeopardize his meteoric ascent. With a dwindling stash and hit men who will eliminate him to get the NZT, Eddie must stay wired long enough to elude capture and fulfill his destiny. If he can't, he will become just another victim who thought he'd found invincibility in a bottle.

Director: Neil Burger
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Leslie Dixon, Scott Kroopf, Ryan Kavanaugh
Screenplay: Leslie Dixon
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  • 5 stars "One of my favorite movies. It's so much fun. Very original."
  • 4 stars "Saw it once, saw it twice, and I could still see it plenty more times. Bradley Cooper plays his role as he is expected to, keeping the suspense... intense!"
  • 5 stars "just like a movie i knew i'd love to watch and when i did get to see it; i absolutely loved it!! most people want to be able to live to their top potential. doing things that they know they can do, but can't like in the movie! we were born to do those things in the movie, but because of our imperfection we unfortunately can't do 75% of them or 80% at best..."