Lucy

Lucy

Lucy

Scarlett Johansson leads this biological sci-fi actioner from Luc Besson (Taken, The Fifth Element) following an innocent woman forced into becoming a drug mule. But when the bag of high tech drugs leaks inside her, the concoction gifts her superhuman abilities. Co-stars Morgan Freeman.

2014Rating: MA15+, Strong themes and violence89 minsUSA, France
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Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

Luc Besson hasn’t helmed a ludicrous sci-fi flick since The Fifth Element, though he’s been a successful hands-on producer of a string of hits in the interim – Taken, The Transporter, and so on. With Lucy he follows this high star-power, mid-budget formula, casting Scarlett Johansson as an unwitting drug mule transformed by the experimental chemical inside her, a substance that unlocks the 90% of the human brain we allegedly don’t use.

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Variety

Variety

A garish, trippy, wildly uneven and finally quite disarming piece of work, graced by a moment-to-moment unpredictability.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Buoyed by Johansson's presence, Besson keeps his entertainment machine purring. He may be a hack, but he's also a reliable entertainer.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The end of the movie goes completely off the rails, but in a way that is charming in its stupidity.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Earns points for its unpredictable treatment of its vaguely superhero-ish premise and an appealing silliness, but it struggles to match wits with the genius at its center.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Plays more like a big dumb superhero flick than sci-fi.

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