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Lucy Reviews

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September 26, 2016
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.
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David Sims
The Atlantic
September 22, 2016
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.
Boon Chan
The Straits Times (Singapore)
September 13, 2016
Throughout it all, Johansson is a cool and calm presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tara Thorne
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
July 27, 2016
Ms. Scarlett is mad appealing, capable and fierce. Lucy is no more illogical than any superhero movie you've ever seen, and an hour shorter.
Jason Bailey
Flavorwire
June 18, 2016
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.
Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
June 14, 2016
Prof. Norman (Freeman) says we use 10 percent of our brains. Dolphins, at 20 percent, evolved bio-sonar so sophisticated science can't match it. Watch Lucy evolve 100 percent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
J. Olson
Cinemixtape
April 15, 2016
It's an antagonistically unintelligent piece, one that clearly views itself as equal parts entertaining and profound. It's neither.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
April 10, 2016
It's basically a fantasy wrapped in the guise of science and used as an excuse for an action thriller, but what a thriller. This is a kinetic explosion at its best with Johansson striding through it with a sense of drive and assuredness...
Eileen Jones
Pando
April 6, 2016
A short, fast, violent, outrageously overconfident film full of ludicrous pseudo-science and crazy pop-philosophy.
Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage
March 26, 2016
As much fun as breathlessly devouring a dime-store pulp novel on a lazy Sunday afternoon, Lucy is a delightfully eccentric addition to the crazy French director's filmography.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 27, 2015
The character Lucy may be all brain, but the film is all heart.
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
September 5, 2015
Is it fair to assume someone may have been USING a massive amount of highly experimental, illegal designer drugs when they came up with this?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/4.0
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 14, 2015
More interesting as the final panel of the 2013-14 Scarlett Johansson "what is human?" triptych than it is in and of itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Burns
Spliced Personality
June 9, 2015
I think the moral of the story is that drugs are awesome. So is Scarlett.
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
May 31, 2015
There's never any tension or suspense to the movie, because whatever Lucy faces, we know her big brain will inexplicably be able to handle it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
January 21, 2015
This sci-fi thriller, starring Scarlett Johansson, romps through space and time, thanks to the fast-paced directing style of Luc Besson. Who cares if it doesn't make sense? Can we have another, please?
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
November 7, 2014
It would be a stretch to call it smart, but 'Lucy' isn't stupid either, and Besson is sensible enough to allow the film to sprint with its idea until starts to get tired, and then stop.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
October 2, 2014
Faster than the speed of light, Lucy is certainly the best film I've seen this summer.
Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes
September 21, 2014
Smartly conceived, "Lucy" is one of those great "what if" films you occasionally stumble across that has you thinking long after it's ended.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
September 12, 2014
Lucy is more of the same mostly nonsensical gibberish we've come to expect from Late Period Besson (TAKEN 2!).
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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