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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lucy is not about to win any prizes from Mensa ... but this isn't quite like any other blockbuster you'll see this year."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"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."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"Lucy is more of the same mostly nonsensical gibberish we've come to expect from Late Period Besson (TAKEN 2!)."
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Houston Press
"Lucy is a barnstorming, breakneck bullsh**fest; a dummy stuffed with pseudoscience. It's also the most entertaining film Besson's made in years."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"A fast-paced sci-fi thriller that combines action-packed set-pieces with philosophical looks at the nature of humanity."
‑ Lewis Bazley, Sky Movies
"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."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Chris Packham, Village Voice
"Built on an erroneous premise, "Lucy" is a creative, but hollow film that tries too hard for success."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"[A] supremely silly and pleasurable action movie."
‑ Kate Muir, Times [UK]
"Luc Besson gleefully combines two of his favourite movie elements - fit women and wildly insane action - in this raucous guilty pleasure."
‑ Rich Cline,
"Part philosophical/scientific treatise, part action movie, a film that goes from mayhem to boredom in a heartbeat."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Besson's most ambitious realization of his peculiarly exuberant notion of girl power."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Lucy is just a film that takes an intriguing (albeit absurd) narrative, and builds a world around it that is easy to get lost within."
‑ Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys
"Rollickingly entertaining - up to a point."
‑ Xan Brooks, Observer [UK]
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