Lucy Synopsis
A drug mule accidentally swallows her cargo and finds she now has superpowers.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's gleefully bold, visually adventurous, often funny, strikingly concise — the whole heart-pounding tale is over in 90 minutes — and 100%...
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83

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
It's basically the perfect summer movie, because it's designed to be.
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78

Austin Chronicle

The best comic-book movie in a long time, though based on no comic, Lucy is a film that mates classic Besson with Quentin Tarantino in a go...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A full-out action movie - and a sober rumination on the nature of existence. It is both things, effectively and sincerely.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Abhimanyu Das
Vulgar auteurist Luc Besson finally commits wholeheartedly to his decades-long preoccupation with waifish young women discovering their...
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
In a captivating climax, the movie turns attractively freaky, though somewhat marred by cheesy special effects, and there’s a huge debt to...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Scarlett Johansson is ideally cast as a rapidly evolving kick-ass hero in Lucy, a stylish action thriller that is equal parts dazzling and...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
When it comes to sheer comic-book fun, few summer movies deliver a more consistent, satisfying, thoroughly enjoyable shot of cinematic...
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70

Variety

By Justin Chang
Giddily recycling everything from “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “The Matrix” to yakuza actioners and National Geographic documentaries, it’s...
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indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Lucy doesn't hold together, but with its flashy innovation, Besson's trying to freshen the formula. It's the kind of freewheeling mess of a...
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What will you do with yours?

By chipperx
Lucy is meant to be viewed with an open mind. Just think back to when you were a child, and anything was possible - when every new discovery you made was "cool". While the science of the movie is...

Smart and Exciting!!

By lossanna
this movie reminded me of inception, where not only was it exciting and visually great, but it also brought an interesting idea to think about and question even the day after watching it. I love how...

Freely disappointed

By am18lynch
Went to the preview on Tuesday. I'm so glad the tickets were free! it was a hokey movie that was totally unbelievable. The only redeeming quality is the special effects. My advice-wait for it on...

*****

By Redneck Dragon
....is what this movie should be called,...what a pile doggie crap...

Good SciFi action

By adamthetrekie
science advisor hit 90% right...

Phenomenal

By chosn144
This movie is for those have deep esoteric knowledge and understanding and who live a metaphoric life .if ure just human you will see only a movie with great effects the same applies to all movies...

awesome movie!!! Wish it was longer!!

By timemodem
I was looking forward to this movie, and I'm glad that it did not disappoint! lots of action, and some science. Great plot, acting and great movie overall. sequel? I hope so. All in all, WATCH...

Accurate

By drvlomeli
This movie portrays exactly what would happen if humans were able to use more of their brain capacity , and for anybody that can't comprehend that possibility I strongly suggest you wise up. P.s....

Different Kind of Movie

By treymar
After watching the movie, I had to seriously think about whether I liked it or not. It was not what I expected. I believe the trailer was misleading. It was kind of like drinking a root beer soda...

Makes you think

By Joranzas1
This was an awesome movie that makes you think. Not your normal action flick. I will watch this again and make it part of my collection....

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Rated R | For Strong Violence, Sexuality and Disturbing Images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Pulpy, violent sci-fi actioner is entertaining, thoughtful.
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