Slick, cool movie about a depressed, struggling writer (Bradley Cooper), who transforms his life with a smart drug, a little clear pill called NZT. It's like cocaine to the 100th power except instead of "thinking" you're smart and witty - you actually are. This illegal pill allows you to use 100% of your brain and with that, the world is yours for the taking. It's not without dangers of course, but you'll enjoy the frenetic ride.
There are really no surprises in this movie, but visually this is a stunning film. Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Interview with the Assassin), the director, was forced to create lots of new camera techniques for this movie so that he could achieve his vision. So cinematography fans, take note.
Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, The A-Team) has come into his own. He completely and truthfully transforms from a loser; confused, depressed, unfocused and incapable to an astonishing, brilliant, charismatic dude who suddenly has the world by the balls and is loving every minute of it. Robet De Niro is really underutilized here, the role is not meaty enough.
Go see this for the visual effects and the wild ride. It's done really well and has the action thriller genre down.