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Lucy (2014)

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Critic 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
Rating:
R (for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality)
Genre:
Action & Adventure
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Box Office:
$108,521,370.00
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Cast

Morgan Freeman
as Professor Norman
Min-sik Choi
as Mr. Jang
Amr Waked
as Pierre Del Rio
Julian Rhind-Tutt
as The Limey
Pilou Asbæk
as Richard
Analeigh Tipton
as Caroline
Jan Oliver Schroeder
as French Mule
Luca Angeletti
as Italian Mule
Loic Brabant
as Professor
Pierre Grammont
as Professor
Pierre Poirot
as Professor
Bertrand Quoniam
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
Renaud Cestre
as Student
Claire Zaniolo
as Student
Alessandro Giallocosta
as Marco Brezzi
Wolfgang Pissors
as Berlin Custom Officer
Sifan Shao
as Chinese Doctor
Paul Chan
as Taipei Surgeon
I Cheng-Sheng
as Jang's Man
Cheng I
as Sheng-Jang's Man
Chung-Wei Chou
as Jang's Man
Chou Chung
as Wei-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 (209) | Top Critics (44)

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.

Full Review… | September 22, 2016
The Atlantic
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.

Full Review… | August 19, 2014
Time Out
Top Critic

No one has ever accused French action director Luc Besson of thinking too hard, and this frantic exercise in pseudoscience and goofball metaphysics is best enjoyed by following his lead.

Full Review… | July 31, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Part philosophical/scientific treatise, part action movie, a film that goes from mayhem to boredom in a heartbeat.

Full Review… | July 25, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Besson has made very, very bad films in the past, but this is the first time he has presented one so idiotic that the only way to properly convey its flaws is to enumerate them.

Full Review… | July 25, 2014
The Atlantic
Top Critic

Scarlett Johansson carries the film effortlessly, bridging Besson's narrative and logical ellipses by fully embracing his crowd-pleasing intentions and convincingly depicting Lucy's psychological transformation.

Full Review… | July 25, 2014
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Lucy

½

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.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

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 Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

½

Enormously entertaining with a spectacular performance by Johnsson and a good performance by Freeman. Good Locations and phenomenal special effects. The movie is just a lot of fun....however.... the story is implausible and unsophisticated. There is no explanation of how a fully functioning mind could control or impact biology or physics. If you can get over the silly, Deus ex machina elements of the story (and there are many), the film still can be a real hoot.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

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