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.

David Sims
The Atlantic

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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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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Renuka Vyavahare
The Times of India

Lucy may fail to woo the mainstream audience as it doesn't boast an extravagant budget or thrilling special effects.

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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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Sarah Marrs

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...

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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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Teo Bugbee
The Daily Beast

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Starting out quite interestingly, carried by its leading lady and an unusual premise, the film loses some pace in the middle part and gets totally lost in the… 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.
Red Lats
Lucy is a combination of science fiction - i.e. what happens if we can use all our brain's capacity, and hot chick action hero. While I may not remember… 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
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