Limitless parents guide


Overall D+

What if you had Limitless powers? After a struggling writer (Bradley Cooper) is offered a new, top-secret medication, he suddenly develops unimaginable abilities. But like all things that seem too good to be true, the cost of his newfound capacities comes at a high price.

Release date March 18, 2011

Violence D
Sexual Content C-
Profanity C
Substance Use D

Why is Limitless rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Limitless PG-13 for thematic material involving a drug, violence including disturbing images, sexuality and language.

Run Time: 105 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Limitless rated PG-13? Limitless is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic material involving a drug, violence including disturbing images, sexuality and language.

Violence: Frequent violent altercations occur in this film with fists, guns, knives and other weapons. Many of these result in injury and death. Innocent people are blithely murdered, including a man who is shot with a slightly humorous implication. Blood effects are numerous, including a scene showing a man lying dead in a pool of the red liquid—then another man is shown drinking the blood. A character stands at the top of a building contemplating suicide in two different scenes. A death is attributed to unseen assailants that killed a man while searching for drugs. A violent car accident occurs. A character vomits from drug related symptoms. A man becomes a very adept fighter after taking a drug. A character discusses detailed ways of torturing and killing people. 

Sexual Content: A man uses drug induced intellectual powers to seduce three different women (one of them is married to his landlord) in scenes that depicts them beginning to have sex—one of these encounters also includes some sounds. A man is seen without a shirt.

Language: Infrequent profanities, scatological terms, religious exclamations and other mild words are used.

Drugs and Alcohol: A fictitious street drug is at the core of this movie’s story. It provides users with enhanced intellect and skills that include (among many other benefits) the ability to drive very fast without any danger, gamble and consistently win, invest in stocks and multiply the capital many times over, and be able to connive women into having sex. While some negative consequences are portrayed, the end of the film presents an unrealistic and positive conclusion.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Sexually Suggestive Scenes, Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Violence.
Ontario 14A Sexual Content, Substance Abuse, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Limitless is directed by Neil Burger and stars Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, Abbie Cornish.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Limitless movie is July 19, 2011. Here are some details…

Limitless releases to home video on July 19, 2011: The DVD version features:

- Unrated Extended Cut of the movie

- A Man Without Limits

-Taking it to the Limit: The Making of Limitless

- Alternate Ending

Limitless on Blu-ray also includes:

- Digital Copy “How to”

- Digital Copy

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Other characters with unusual abilities are depicted in The Time Traveler’s Wife (where a rare genetic disorder causes a man to travel through time) and Jumper (a drama about a a young man that can teleport himself around the world).