Lucy
Lucy (2014)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 20, 2015
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66%
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47%


Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Lucy is not about to win any prizes from Mensa ... but this isn't quite like any other blockbuster you'll see this year.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

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.

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Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire

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.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Chris Packham
Village Voice

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.

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

Faster than the speed of light, Lucy is certainly the best film I've seen this summer.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

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

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Wesley Morris
Grantland

This movie worries that humanity is wasting its potential, which is a bizarre fear for a movie that has this many nonsensical shootouts. But that's what on Besson's mind: the Big Bang and bang-bang.

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Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes

Smartly conceived, "Lucy" is one of those great "what if" films you occasionally stumble across that has you thinking long after it's ended.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Everett Johnson
When I first saw previews for this I was like "damn! Scarlett Johansson is a badass! A hot badass at that!" But the previews were kind of… More
Pierluigi Puccini
The fun of the first minutes is steadily diluted in an action hodgepodge with bastardized and incongruent philosophical matters. I used to like Besson when he… More
Alice Shen
Not what I expected! This looked to be a typical summer blockbuster featuring a stock badass heroine played by fresh-off-of-Avengers Scarlett Johansson, but… More
Nate Zoebl
If you're looking for one of the more fun summer movies that have no intention of taking itself seriously at all, might I suggest Lucy, which is one part… More
Drake Tsui
What... what did I just watch? There's so much nonsense in this ridiculous movie that I don't even know where to begin. It's hard to describe...… More
Film Crazy
A female version of Limitless but equally doesn't hold much substance! Doesn't offer much and equally doesn't deliver much!