Say what you want about this movie but Bradley Cooper's dazzling blue eyes should score him an Oscar. Nothing else in the film is Oscar-worthy but that's not to say it's not an enjoyable couple of hours.
An interesting concept about a hapless guy who comes across a pill that makes him smart and ambitious and dynamic, and things seem to be going along swimmingly until other people find out about it and want his stash. Cooper is an appealing on-screen presence
and the story is oddly plausible. The movie switches gears toward the end and becomes a bit too violent, and there's a gruesome scene involving blood that had the audience groaning - I won't reveal it here but you'll know it when you see it. But then it switches back just when you've had enough.
Good performances, engaging story. Check it out.
3-1/2 stars out of five.