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Review: 'Lucy' (2014); A Luc Besson comeback with strong leads, an homage to Stanley Kubrick and an entertaining premise

Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is a student in Taipei who gets involuntarily involved with the local drug cartel that deals with the distribution of some very special drugs. 1,282 more words

Reviews

Review: I Don't Love "Lucy"

To say that Luc Besson’s career has been patchy since his late 1980s/early 1990s prime is an understatement. The critical and commercial acclaim that greeted… 736 more words

Lucy: Scarlett Johansson is the New Neo.

LUCY

STARRING: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Amr Waked, Choi Min-sik

DIRECTOR: Luc Besson

GENRE: Action

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: France

It was supposed to be a simple job. 597 more words

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An Odyssey - with Guns and Car Chases

Luc Besson should have been born in Hong Kong. Although he’s from France, he is the spiritual child of John Woo and delivers the high-body-count cinema that began in that city. 773 more words

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Bessons Women Who Kick Ass - The Fifth Element (Film Review)

So, on the heels of films as interesting and promising as La Femme Nikita, The Big Blue, Leon the Professional and Subway, Luc Besson comes up with what can only be described as a vanity project spawned from the days when it is easier to believe one is a genius (the early teen years) and it turns out to be precisely that, marking Besson as the most peculiar of filmmakers who truly does whatever he wants, with a budget to match that self-indulgence. 843 more words

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'Lucy,' 'Nikita,' and the State of the Female Action Movie

There’s a scene about halfway into Luc Besson’s Lucy, which finds Scarlett Johansson’s title character striding down a luxury hotel hallway in slow-motion, a gun in each hand, as the operatic music favored by the film’s supervillian swells on the soundtrack. 1,022 more words

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