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Enthusiastic and silly, Lucy powers through the movie's logic gaps with cheesy thrills plus Scarlett Johansson's charm -- and mostly succeeds at it. Read critic reviews

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When a boyfriend tricks Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) into delivering a briefcase to a supposed business contact, the once-carefree student is abducted by thugs who intend to turn her into a drug mule. She is surgically implanted with a package containing a powerful chemical, but it leaks into her system, giving her superhuman abilities, including telekinesis and telepathy. With her former captors in pursuit, Lucy seeks out a neurologist (Morgan Freeman), who she hopes will be able to help her.

Cast & Crew

Morgan Freeman
Professor Samuel Norman
Amr Waked
Capt. Pierre Del Rio
Luca Angeletti
Italian Mule
Luc Besson
Screenwriter
Marc Shmuger
Executive Producer
Thierry Arbogast
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Julien Rey
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Hugues Tissandier
Production Design
Eric Serra
Original Music
Olivier Bériot
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Gilles Boillot
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Critic Reviews for Lucy

All Critics (238) | Top Critics (62) | Fresh (158) | Rotten (80)

  • It's a film that takes great delight in her essentially co-opting a long series of tropes and storylines typically reserved for men in stories of this type, which is an old trope in the feminist action movie wheelhouse.

    September 26, 2016 | Full Review…
  • let it grab you by the noodle and zap you into its whacked-out vision of human existence. You'll feel much better for it, I promise.

    September 22, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Say what you will about 'Lucy,' which is an absurdly silly and sometimes aggressively stupid movie, but it's at least interested in showing us something new.

    June 18, 2016 | Full Review…
  • [A] supremely silly and pleasurable action movie.

    August 29, 2014 | Rating: 4/5
  • It would be overstating it to suggest that Besson is enjoying a major creative renaissance but Lucy is the best film he has made in a very long time.

    August 22, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Lucy is a stupendously effective exercise in high-end misdirection.

    August 22, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lucy

  • Oct 23, 2016
    Starting out quite interestingly, carried by its leading lady and an unusual premise, the film loses some pace in the middle part and gets totally lost in the showdown. Sure, it was sci-fi from the beginning, but in the end it's just too much and forgets to entertain in the midst of all its semi-philosophical mambo jumbo. A wasted opportunity considering the talent involved, but at least the action scenes and editing tricks work.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 19, 2016
    Lucy is a combination of science fiction - i.e. what happens if we can use all our brain's capacity, and hot chick action hero. While I may not remember the details of the movie in a few years time, it was fun to watch for 90 minutes
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Jul 10, 2016
    Without realizing I was watching a Luc Besson film, I thought to myself "This looks just like a Luc Besson film!" With visual and thematic echoes of 'La Femme Nikita', 'Lucy' delivers a shot of cinematic adrenaline with Scarlett Johansson magnetic in the title role. Interesting premise of unlocking the brain's potential requires heavy suspension of disbelief, and frankly displays an absurd egomania regarding the human mind during the final act.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • May 18, 2016
    A hard film to review as the idea and performances were good but the longer the film goes on the more silly it gets and the harder it is to take in, It's pretty short so it's not too much of a drag when things start to get weird, No one can really argue with if this film is incorrect as we will never know what accessing 100% of our brain would be like but it's fun to think and that's what the film tries to do but apart from some ok action there's not allot of fun to be had just a giant mind trip of getting our head around what's going on.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer

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