By Neil Burger

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Release Date: 2011-03-23
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 1h 44min
  • Director: Neil Burger
  • Production Company: Relativity Media
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 4.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 5,111 Ratings


Unsuccessful writer Eddie Morra’s life is transformed by NZT, a top-secret “smart drug” that allows him to use 100% of his brain and to become the perfect version of himself. But when Eddie’s enhanced abilities attract unwanted attention from the rich and powerful alike, he soon realises they’ll stop at nothing to uncover his secret.



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  • Let down

    By TheManWhoFellToo
    The plot sounded good on paper, but somehow lost an awful lot in the execution. All these Hollywood movies baffle me. Someone has powers beyond our imagination and could put these powers to such good use. You imagine all the things he could do, cure cancer, find a solution to global poverty, achieve world peace through clever negotiation using his ability to speak any language. What does he do? He wants to make a shed load of money and go to night clubs. I am sorry, but I was hoping for a little bit more of a story than that.
  • Great series

    By Anthonyc1997
    This is really good full of action
  • Good in some ways

    By Alexandra Telnikoff
    I liked the bad ‘Russian’ mob guy & his crew, even though when he speaks Russian you can hear he is a fake.
  • Subtitles

    By Champions77
    I love this love but where's subtitled? All deaf really need it - it's very important! Thank you
  • Opens the mind !!

    By bigbaz1979
    Great film, along the same thought process as Lucy. If you like that one, you'll love this one. Highly recommended viewing
  • Cracking

    By NickyCagey
    An excellent film. Quite inspiring. The soundtrack is also excellent.
  • Stuffed the landing.

    By Ken ™
    The film ran out of ideas about two thirds of the way through. Up to that point, it takes great glee in showing us what potential could be accessed within us, which is fun and diverting, but does not a story make. It became obvious that the director was less interested in seeing a guy solve the riddle with his wits than to just pop a pill and magic it all away. It's wish fulfilment, where the opportunity existed to say something insightful, wonderful or uplifting about human frailty, and I can't really forgive that. The film is full of character inconsistency, particularly his girlfriend, who leaves him because he's used the drug to become someone else, but next time we see her she's happy because he's on his way to the White House with her on his arm.The parallels to the depths of drug use (culminating in lapping the freshly-spilled blood of a fellow NZT user) are also utterly undermined by the closing sequence. Anna Friel's role is cut back to a single scene in Eliza Doolittle makeup, which is a great shame. The russian gangster character was wasted - I should have imagined him becoming a Lex Luthor of sorts, rather than just a bit more eloquent. A half-baked attempt to pave the way for a sequel with Bradley Cooper as a sort of superhero rang like a wet raspberry, too.
  • Simply brilliant

    By P-lew
    Wasn't expecting much but this has turned into one of my favourite films! Definitely worth a watch but personally I would recommend adding it to your collection permanently.
  • Looking forward to the sequel

    By viewerRP
    Very enjoyable, good pace and interesting story.