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About the Movie
From the visionary director of La Femme Nikita and The Professional and starring Scarlett Johansson and Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman comes an action-thriller about a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors. Altered by a dangerous new drug allowing her to use 100% of her brain capacity, Lucy transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 209
- Fresh: 141
- Rotten: 68
- Average Rating: 6.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Part philosophical/scientific treatise, part action movie, a film that goes from mayhem to boredom in a heartbeat.
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: [A] supremely silly and pleasurable action movie.
I liked it better when it was called Limitless
The story itself looks like it was written while in production. Morgan Freeman gives an elementary lecture, using powerpoint at the world’s foremost institutions of learning to set the entire script. Scarlett Johansson then recycles Bradley Cooper’s role from Limitless to make nonsensical statements about human/metaphysical nature while fighting bad guys in a skin tight dress and six inch heels. She knows/sees all and thus must talk/act like a robot, and unfortunately at the very moment that the audience is supposed to be reminded that she is human and has emotion, the entire theatre cannot help but laugh at the silliness of the lines. I honestly did not think it was as bad as it is until I starting reflecting on why it was so bad.
This is an ok film. I saw it in the theater & while overall I did like it. I felt misled by the trailer. Tis is presented as a straight-up action flick while in reality it is a bit more metaphysical and thought provoking.
Again, good.. Not great.. Wait until it’s in the $9.99 category before buying
Art Meets Action; Fuses Beautifully
Scarlett Johansson has forever earned my respect as a writer, thinker and artist. She is flawless in performances ranging from disoriented college student to near omniscient drug addict. The movie is not about the exact sciences people are obsessing over, but nature and the beauty of life. This movie is more an experience, than anything else, a thing to be mulled over and enjoyed. Critics who bring up the “100% brain function” issue are missing the point. Go to a classroom for your science. The movie is about considering what we don’t know as a species and what we could be. Action junkies can opt to take it literally – it’s incredibly flexible that way. Just sit back and enjoy a film that can tempt you to think if you want.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2014
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