Lim­it­less opens with a con­tinu­ous, seem­ingly end­less zoom shot that starts as if the cam­era had been dropped off a sky­scraper bal­cony, then weaves through the streets of New York, past ped­es­tri­ans, under con­struc­tion scaf­fold­ings, though blocks and blocks of blink­ing lights and hub­bub, through the back win­dows of tax­icabs and out through their front wind­shields, through Har­lem, into Times Square, and then right into a glow­ing Jum­botron. You are glid­ing at street level right through sol­id objects, and the shot reveals little visu­al evid­ence of com­puter-gen­er­ated trickery.