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: July 25, 2014
DVD Release Date: January 20, 2015
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Critic Score: 67% 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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Tara Thorne
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

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.

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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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Jason Bailey

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.

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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

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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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Enormously entertaining with a spectacular performance by Johnsson and a good performance by Freeman. Good Locations and phenomenal special effects. The movie… More
Phil Hubbs
What have we here, a Luc Besson movie about an invincible female who just happens to be relatively sexy and carries guns, stop me if you've heard this… More
Nicki Marie was okay. Gets off to a good start, and then ends up stupid. At least it was short at under 90 minutes.
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
Wildaly M
Interesting premise but the story could've been so much better. I think it tries to be an intelligent sci-fi flick, but it ends up being conventional and… 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