Lucy Reviews

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February 1, 2021
That's right, this is an action film with a higher purpose. It even comes with its own Terrence-Malick-by-way-of-Stanley-Kubrick tribute.
September 15, 2020
An immensely entertaining and satisfying film that thrives on the strength of Besson's visual style and Johansson's intelligent and emotionally honest performance.
July 7, 2020
There will be those who laud this as the most fun movie of the summer, while others will condemn it as complete and utter nonsense, and somehow they'll both be right.
May 26, 2020
It's silly, it's fun.
February 28, 2020
A fast and loose action movie hellbent on getting in your face and staying on your mind by any means necessary.
July 30, 2019
It is confidently dumb, defiantly moronic and a fine way to spend 90 minutes of time before doing something of value.
April 17, 2019
I know what you're thinking, but this is no Limitless (Bradley Cooper). As the cells multiply and Lucy taps into more and more of her brain, it's new thrills-new skills with each passing hour.
April 3, 2019
This undeniably silly, but raucously entertaining, off-the-wall transhumanist actioner is an absolute riot.
March 26, 2019
Lucy is not a game-changing science fiction movie. Still, it represents the return of Luc Besson to his baroque and risky approach to genre filmmaking. [Full review in Spanish]
March 22, 2019
Besson may please some with Lucy's visual fireworks and veneer of profundity, but it'll leave most feeling empty inside, hungry for an action flick with real bite.
March 5, 2019
The film is worth watching for her [Scarlett Johansson] performance alone.
February 1, 2019
A bloody fairy tale of a thrill ride that nearly jumps the tracks at every plot turn but ultimately proves to be a lot of fun.
November 3, 2018
It's sort of Kill Bill-meets-Gravity, and it's a very entertaining 90 minutes.
November 2, 2018
One part Europop art 2001: A Space Odyssey, one part Akira body horror, and one part a variation of Besson's career-long meditation on the Feminine Divine.
October 21, 2018
It's a film that has been advertised using the tagline "open your mind", yet you will likely find it is best enjoyed with your brain switched off.
January 5, 2018
While the whole thing slips by smoothly, and Johansson effortlessly uses both gears in her repertoire, this was probably never going to be anything more than a serviceable rainy Tuesday afternoon film.
August 30, 2017
Do we need repeating? Watch it for the 'breathtaking' VFX and Scarlett Johansson and for 90 minutes of visual delight.
June 27, 2017
In the end, Lucy probably has a good chance of becoming a cult classic along the lines of Videodrome, and that's just fine.
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.
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.
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