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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.



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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

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Critic Reviews for Lucy

All Critics (224) | Top Critics (46)

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…

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…
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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…

After a decade of uncertain performances in often thankless roles, Scarlett Johansson is interesting again. She seems to have found her niche in science fiction: Luc Besson's Lucy is the third film in a row - after Her and Under The Skin.

Aug 4, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

Jul 31, 2014 | Full Review…

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

Jul 25, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lucy


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.

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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

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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

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½ was okay. Gets off to a good start, and then ends up stupid. At least it was short at under 90 minutes.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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