Critics Consensus

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



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From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. (C) Universal


Morgan Freeman
as Professor Norman
Choi Min-sik
as Mr. Jang
Amr Waked
as Pierre Del Rio
Pilou Asbæk
as Richard
Luca Angeletti
as Italian Mule
Loic Brabant
as Professor
Pierre Grammont
as Professor
Pierre Poirot
as Professor
Pascal Loison
as Drug Addict
Pierre Gérard
as Airport Doctor
Isabelle Cagnat
as Airport Nurse
Frédéric Chau
as Cabin Manager
Claire Tran
as Flight Attendant
François Legrand
as Business Man Plane
Bob Martet
as Customs Officer
Cédric Chevalme
as Cop Daniel
Alexis Rangheard
as Cop Robert
Tonio Descanvelle
as Cop Sergeant
Wolfgang Pissors
as Berlin Custom Officer
Sifan Shao
as Chinese Doctor
Paul Chan
as Taipei Surgeon
Cheng I
as Sheng-Jang's Man
I Cheng-Sheng
as Jang's Man
Chou Chung
as Wei-Jang's Man
Chung-Wei Chou
as Jang's Man
Huan Jhih
as Cyuan-Jang's Man
Huan Jhih-Cyuan
as Jang's Man
Frank Ma
as Jang's Man
Tseng Sheng-En
as Jang's Man
Liu Hsieh-Min
as Mahjong Room Man
Sandra Abouav
as Prehistoric Lucy
Abel Aboualiten
as Prehistoric Man
Ken Lin
as Regent Hotel Concierge #1
Hsing Feng
as Lucy's Driver
Hsu Hao-Hsiang
as Warehouse Man Driver
Laura D'Arista
as Lucy's Mother - Voice
Eunyul Hong
as Phone Voice Royal Suite
Samuel Churin
as The Receptionist
Mason Lee
as Regent Hotel Concierge #2
Kevin Dust
as Native American
Diego Adrián de Llano
as Native American
Timothy Reevis
as Native American
Jeysson Reyes De La Cruz
as Native American
German Tintaya Mamani
as Native American
Kanneti Sae Han
as Rubik's Cube Boy
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Critic Reviews for Lucy

All Critics (230) | Top Critics (48) | Fresh (154) | Rotten (76)

  • 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.

    Sep 22, 2016 | Full Review…
  • [A] supremely silly and pleasurable action movie.

    Aug 29, 2014 | Rating: 4/5

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Besson is a keen pilferer of anything that's looked good in other people's movies.

    Aug 22, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Who remembers the last good Luc Besson movie? Time to reset that particular clock, as he's returned with a stormer.

    Aug 21, 2014 | Rating: 4/5
  • Its sputtering eccentricity is at least preferable to the flat chauvinism of so many shoot-'em-ups - and it's certainly Besson's most enjoyable bad movie in ages.

    Aug 21, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Mike McCahill

    Top Critic
  • Lucy is not about to win any prizes from Mensa ... but this isn't quite like any other blockbuster you'll see this year.

    Aug 19, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | 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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