'Lucy' in the sky with brains

July 25, 2014 7:05 AM

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'Lucy' in the sky with brains

When it comes to sheer comic-book fun, few summer movies deliver a more consistent, satisfying, thoroughly enjoyable shot of cinematic jouissance than the delightfully adventurous actress Scarlett Johansson's latest bit of strange, Lucy.

Heady, one might even say intellectually endowed - and at the same time deeply, thoroughly silly - this English-language entry from writer-director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Nikita) is a dynamic melange of conflicting genres balanced on a high wire of pure irony.

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