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Movie review: Lucy's a brainy thriller with lots of fun

Published on Aug 20, 2014 12:31 PM
Cinema still: Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson. -- PHOTO: UIP

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90 minutes/Opens tomorrow/***1/2

The story: Tricked into making a dodgy transaction, Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) ends up as a drug mule for the vicious Jang (Choi Min Sik). An accidental overdose does not kill her, but instead opens up the potential of Lucy's brain. She gets in touch with Professor Norman (Morgan Freeman) to figure out what to do with her newfound powers and ropes in cop Pierre Del Rio (Amr Waked) to deal with Jang.

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