Lucy Reviews

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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.
November 1, 2018
Lucy is that rare breed of film that is both pretentious and idiotic.
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.
August 21, 2018
Unfortunately, quite quickly, this film goes from a promising sci-fi thriller to a gruesomely brutal action flick.
May 23, 2018
When you've got a badass superhero with evil futuristic drug lord enemies, you'd better have a damn good theory about the meaning of existence if we're going to take lots of time out to talk about it. And Lucy doesn't.
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.
November 14, 2017
Lucy may fail to woo the mainstream audience as it doesn't boast an extravagant budget or thrilling special effects.
October 19, 2017
With a little legwork on the fact-checking, Lucy could have been an inventive and exciting piece of science-fiction. As is, however, it's a dumb action movie with a decent performance from Scarlett Johansson...
September 25, 2017
Even as it plumbs the depths of the universe for Johansson, Lucy seems thoughtlessly bound to the least desirable elements of the known world when it comes to its Asian setting and cast.
August 30, 2017
Do we need repeating? Watch it for the 'breathtaking' VFX and Scarlett Johansson and for 90 minutes of visual delight.
August 17, 2017
For a film so centered on mental breakthroughs, this story is nothing innovative.
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.
September 13, 2016
Throughout it all, Johansson is a cool and calm presence.
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.
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.
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.
April 15, 2016
It's an antagonistically unintelligent piece, one that clearly views itself as equal parts entertaining and profound. It's neither.
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...
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