R (for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality)
Running time:
89 minutes

A woman is accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Release date:
July 25, 2014
Quick review:
French action director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Nikita) outdoes himself in this English-language comic book fantasy starring Scarlett Johansson as a student whose brain becomes super-charged after a drug overdose. Clever, drenched in irony, the flick is at turns a violent, noirish mob thriller, a speculative sci-fi yarn about the mysteries of the brain and an existential inquiry about The Meaning of Life.