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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Pulpy, violent sci-fi actioner is entertaining, thoughtful.

Movie R 2014 90 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 16+

Entertaining and interesting

I really enjoyed this movie. But it was not something I would feel comfortable watching with my 12 year old daughter. It has a lot of violence, blood and drug references. The story is entertaining and offers some interesting hypothesis about how things might be if we used 100% of our brain capability. but not to be watched with younger kids.

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Too much violence
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age 15+

Silly Darwinian Philosophy Theory sold as Science and Truth.

It's insane that our intelligent actors and writers of our day still pawn this evolution philosophy, teaching that endless amounts of time - billions of years - results in natural selection. This dear children, is not science, but an accurate representation of the stupidity of naturalistic philosophy, proving that man has not evolved into someone 'more clever' than predecessors, because our elite educated remain simpletons to this day. Evolution is an old message from the 1800's which today has been proved scientifically impossible due to scientific findings like: irreducible complexity, first and second laws of thermodynamics, and genetic entropy to name just a few. I applaud the fact that the directors did a great job in keeping the fowl language and nudity out.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16):
Kids say (46):

Scientists have already pointed out that the idea that humans use only 10 percent of the brain is a myth, but that shouldn't detract from the fun of Luc Besson's terrific LUCY. It's a movie that manages to be thoughtful and exciting at the same time. Smarter than Transcendence and more exhilarating than Limitless, Lucy showcases Besson's skill and enthusiasm. His wide frame is filled with colorful cityscapes and a dazzling array of information and input. His jokey little documentary flashbacks broaden the scope, and he crafts slick, clear, superior action sequences.

Yet the movie hinges on Johannson's potent, searching performance, constantly recording the information around her. Her process, moving from struggle to awareness, is highly appealing. (When she pauses to phone her mom, her need is fully apparent.) Then, after all the fighting is done, Lucy leaves mankind with a message of hope. It may be a silly, pulpy "B" movie, but it's a good one.

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