15 certificateLucy is a Film programme that first aired in 2014 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Lucy is a 3 star programme

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Lucy (2014)

Directed by
Luc Besson

Fun, frenetic action with a magnetic lead performance from Scarlett Johansson.

Johansson stars as Lucy, an American student who’s spending some time studying in Taiwan. Lucy’s not exactly a delicate flower, but when she’s tricked into taking part in a drug deal, she’s no match at all for the might of mob boss Mr Jang (Choi) and his men.

Lucy is kidnapped and has a bag of narcotics sewn into her stomach so she can act as a drug mule. But when the new and highly powerful substance leaks into her system, she starts displaying remarkable physical and mental capabilities. In desperation, she acquires the help of renowned professor Samuel Norman (Morgan Freeman), who attempts to help save her from her own rapidly escalating power.

Whether it’s as producer, director or writer, Besson is known for turning out action hits, including The Fifth Element, The Transporter and Taken. Here he takes on writing and directing duties and puts his experience to good use, creating a gripping and thoroughly entertaining ride.

Though, as the film progresses, it begins to pile crazy on top of crazy, this doesn’t detract from a thrilling first half that features plenty of Besson’s trademark visually striking action. After an acclaimed showing in Under the Skin, it’s been a good couple of years for Johansson and she anchors a fantastical plot with a charismatic and committed central performance

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2014

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: France

Filmed in Colour


Image for Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson...Lucy
Image for Morgan FreemanMorgan Freeman...Professor Norman
Min-sik Choi...Mr. Jang
Amr Waked...Pierre Del Rio
Image for Julian Rhind-TuttJulian Rhind-Tutt...The Limey
Analeigh Tipton...Caroline
Nicolas Phongpheth...Jii
Jan Oliver Schroeder...German Mule
Luca Angeletti...Italian Mule
Loïc Brabant...Professor
Pierre Grammont...Professor
Pierre Poirot...Professor
Bertrand Quoniam...Professor
Pascal Loison...Drug Addict