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Lucy

R| 1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Scarlett Johansson , Morgan Freeman , Choi Min-sik , Amr Waked , Julian Rhind-Tutt , Pilou Asbæk , Analeigh Tipton , Nicolas Phongpheth

Director: Luc Besson

Genres: Action, Science fiction, Thriller

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Lucy (2014)

Release Date: July 25th, 2014|1 hr. 28 min.

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  • Remember "Limitless," the 2011 thriller in which Bradley Cooper becomes a whirling killer dervish from a drug that lets him access 100 percent of his brain? Well, Lucy is basically the same movie with Scarlett Johansson in the Cooper role. It's not a good trade-off. show more

  • A full-out action movie - and a sober rumination on the nature of existence. It is both things, effectively and sincerely. show more

  • Scarlett Johansson is ideally cast as a rapidly evolving kick-ass hero in Lucy, a stylish action thriller that is equal parts dazzling and ludicrous. show more

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​Box Office: How Scarlett Johansson Beat Dwayne Johnson at the Action Movie Game

Posted by
Gary Susman on July 28, 2014

In a normal summer, a debut like the estimated $29.0 million opening for Dwayne Johnson's "Hercules" would be reason for its creators and distributor to rejoice. After all, the movie did better than p...

Weekend Box Office: Scarlett Johannson's 'Lucy' Beats The Rock's 'Hercules'

Posted by
The Associated Press on July 27, 2014

Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. According to studio estimates Sunday, the Univers...

Scarlett Johansson Kicks Butt, Takes Names in a New NSFW 'Lucy' Clip (VIDEO)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on July 9, 2014

Scarlett Johansson knows exactly how to escape from captivity: Opening her legs. In this violent, NSFW clip from Luc Besson's "Lucy," Johansson shows off just how much of a badass she is. First, sh...

'Lucy' Trailer: Scarlett Johansson Kicks Serious Butt (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on April 2, 2014

Writer/director Luc Besson has created a number of unforgettably bad-ass leading ladies in movies like "La Femme Nikita" and "The Fifth Element," but it seems he's been spending the last few years m...

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