• Lucy (2014)


Release Date: July 25th, 2014

DVD Release Date: January 20th, 2015

R |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

When a boyfriend tricks Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) into delivering a briefcase to a supposed business contact, the once-carefree student is abducted by thugs who intend to turn her into a drug mule. She is surgically implanted with a package containing a powerful chemical, but it leaks into her system, giving her superhuman abilities, including telekinesis and telepathy. With her former captors in pursuit, Lucy seeks out a neurologist (Morgan Freeman), who she hopes will be able to help her.

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

Director: Luc Besson

Genres: Action , Thriller , Science fiction

Production Co: Cine+, Canal+, TF1 Films Productions, EuropaCorp

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Survival, Cool, Car, Intense, Pursuit, Escape, 2010s

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    Lucy is a confounding experience, but at a brisk 85 or so minutes, it manages not to outstay its welcome. Those not enamored of Besson's particular brand of Euro-schlock grindhouse existentialism, however, may find their brains more stimulated elsewhere. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

  • 40
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Lucy plays more like a big dumb superhero flick than sci-fi. show more

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