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Lucy (2014)



Critic 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.

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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 action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. (C) Universal

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Morgan Freeman
as Professor Norman
Amr Waked
as Pierre Del Rio
Pilou Asbæk
as Richard
Luca Angeletti
as Italian Mule
Loic Brabant
as Professor
Pierre Grammont
as Professor
Pierre Poirot
as Professor
Pascal Loison
as Drug Addict
Pierre Gérard
as Airport Doctor
Isabelle Cagnat
as Airport Nurse
Frédéric Chau
as Cabin Manager
Claire Tran
as Flight Attendant
François Legrand
as Business Man Plane
Bob Martet
as Customs Officer
Cédric Chevalme
as Cop Daniel
Alexis Rangheard
as Cop Robert
Tonio Descanvelle
as Cop Sergeant
Wolfgang Pissors
as Berlin Custom Officer
Sifan Shao
as Chinese Doctor
Paul Chan
as Taipei Surgeon
I Cheng-Sheng
as Jang's Man
Cheng I
as Sheng-Jang's Man
Chung-Wei Chou
as Jang's Man
Chou Chung
as Wei-Jang's Man
Huan Jhih-Cyuan
as Jang's Man
Huan Jhih
as Cyuan-Jang's Man
Frank Ma
as Jang's Man
Tseng Sheng-En
as Jang's Man
Liu Hsieh-Min
as Mahjong Room Man
Sandra Abouav
as Prehistoric Lucy
Abel Aboualiten
as Prehistoric Man
Ken Lin
as Regent Hotel Concierge #1
Hsing Feng
as Lucy's Driver
Hsu Hao-Hsiang
as Warehouse Man Driver
Laura D'Arista
as Lucy's Mother - Voice
Eunyul Hong
as Phone Voice Royal Suite
Samuel Churin
as The Receptionist
Mason Lee
as Regent Hotel Concierge #2
Kevin Dust
as Native American
Diego Adrián de Llano
as Native American
Timothy Reevis
as Native American
Jeysson Reyes De La Cruz
as Native American
German Tintaya Mamani
as Native American
Kanneti Sae Han
as Rubik's Cube Boy
Choi Min-sik
as Mr. Jang
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Critic Reviews for Lucy

All Critics (239) | Top Critics (62)

It's a film that takes great delight in her essentially co-opting a long series of tropes and storylines typically reserved for men in stories of this type, which is an old trope in the feminist action movie wheelhouse.

September 26, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

June 18, 2016 | Full Review…

[A] supremely silly and pleasurable action movie.

August 29, 2014 | Rating: 4/5
Top Critic

It would be overstating it to suggest that Besson is enjoying a major creative renaissance but Lucy is the best film he has made in a very long time.

August 22, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Lucy is a stupendously effective exercise in high-end misdirection.

August 22, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lucy


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 showdown. Sure, it was sci-fi from the beginning, but in the end it's just too much and forgets to entertain in the midst of all its semi-philosophical mambo jumbo. A wasted opportunity considering the talent involved, but at least the action scenes and editing tricks work.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

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 the details of the movie in a few years time, it was fun to watch for 90 minutes

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer


Enormously entertaining with a spectacular performance by Johnsson and a good performance by Freeman. Good Locations and phenomenal special effects. The movie is just a lot of fun....however.... the story is implausible and unsophisticated. There is no explanation of how a fully functioning mind could control or impact biology or physics. If you can get over the silly, Deus ex machina elements of the story (and there are many), the film still can be a real hoot.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

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