Lucy

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About this Film

Futuristic action flick 'Lucy' centres on a drug mule who is transformed into a fierce superhuman fighter when a mysterious drug is leaked into her system.

Scarlett Johansson stars as Lucy, a young woman who has a package surgically inserted in her stomach and is forced to carry the illicit substance on behalf of a gang. After a brutal beating, the package starts leaking inside her and she finds herself endowed with superhuman strength and powers.

'Lucy' is written and directed by Luc Besson (Nikita, Léon).

  • Released on
    22/08/14
  • Genre
    Action, Science Fiction
  • Cast members
    Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton
  • Running time
    89 minutes
  • Directed by
    Luc Besson
  • Language
    English

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Reviews in the press

Total Film - 4/5 Stars

She’s a brainiac, braaainiac…

Whether she’s been an alien (Under The Skin), superhero (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) or purring A.I. (Her), Scarlett Johansson has been anything but human recently. In Luc Besson’s preposterous and enjoyable tale about an unwilling Taiwan drug mule propelled into ass-kicking, all-knowing higher consciousness by leaking super-drug CPH4, she gets to show what humans could be, if we used more than 10 per cent of our brains. Besson, back on exhilarating form, demands your attention for this combo of action, pop-science and Malick-style metaphysical musing.

Lucy’s brainpower, kick-started by a beating from henchmen of Korean über-gangster Mr Jang (Choi Min-sik) lets her suck in the world’s knowledge and bend it to her will. Doing some genre bending of his own, Besson shapes Lucy’s vengeance trail into a sci-fi-thriller-cum-superhuman origin story. This is fusion cinema, drawing on Hollywood action, Asian gangster tropes and Euro-arthouse themes. And for seasoning, we have flashes of animal footage and Koyaanisqatsi-style wonderment. Yet, for the most part, the mix is kept under tight control by Besson’s pacing and sheer panache.

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Lucy

Reviewer: ManicmajorDate: 2014-09-28

Great film, loved it, rather unusual story as well. My friend saw it with me and feels same way

Crazy but good

Reviewer: KatyiDate: 2014-09-25

I don't know how I feel about this movie. I came out of the screening with my jaw wide open. It's very good and thought provoking. Definitely a weird one though. Johansson is brilliant throughout.

lucy

Reviewer: poppletonsDate: 2014-09-14

Absolutely brilliant , my hubby said this was the best film he has seen for years and years. We both really enjoyed this and would definitely recommend.

Its ok

Reviewer: DannDate: 2014-09-13

Since there's nothing on at the cinema worth watch , I gave this a shot. its OK nothing great , one of the films watch once and forget about it. Amazing CGI

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