Legend

Legend

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Legend

Tom Hardy and Tom Hardy play identical twin gangsters, the Kray brothers, in this true crime drama taking place in 1950s/60s London. From the Academy Award-winning writer of L.A. Confidential.

The Kray twins, and their gang 'The Firm', were East London's most feared and infamous organised crime figures. Mixing in with a world of glamour (their nightclubs entertained Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland amongst others), they became celebrities themselves - all while running a syndicate of armed robberies, protection rackets and murder.

2015Rating: R18, Graphic violence and offensive language131 minsUK
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Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

More curious footnote than gangster classic, Brian Helgeland’s Legend is a shapeless, tonally confused mélange that lives and dies on Tom Hardy’s socko dual turn as Ronald and Reginald Kray, a pair of identical twin brothers who terrorised London in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Peter Medak’s 1990 film The Krays previously took a chilling stab at their story, but Helgeland’s take is altogether sleeker, flashier and more glamorised, tapping into the mythic celebrity image they created for themselves and pandering to a certain peculiar nostalgia.

3.0
0

LEGEND!!! AWESOME!!

This Movie is the BEST all Year!! Tom Hardy is so TALENTED!! Love to SEE MORE OF THESE KIND OF MOVIES!!! My Pom Hubby and I Loved this Movie as it was special for Him as his Grandad went A Wall in the Army in England and was in Jail with one of the Kray Brothers and was asked to join there Gang!! He said No! Thank goodness as my Hubby may not be...

5.0
0

You dare call you have gay plots?

The worst representation of LGBT on big screen, period. Too uptight than most straight films!

1.0
0

Interesting movie, but a bit too long

A lot of swearing and violence in this film, perhaps a bit too much for me and it was a bit long, dragging in some places. Overall an interesting film but probably more suited for men.

3.0
0

Tom Hardy nails it

His performance(s) make up for some structural deficits, although the female protagonist's POV was a nice touch. Taron Egerton inhabits an unlikely role nicely. For anyone who enjoys digging at the truth behind tough-guy reputations.

4.0
0

It was ok

My expectations were high but it appeared quite cartoony. Tom Hardy did well cos it was an amazing story but not convinced it was as believable as it could have been. I liked his wife who killed herself.

3.0
0

Murky Myth

Tom Hardy gives two towering performances throughout but is ultimately let down by a film that doesn't know whether it wants to just be a showcase for Hardy's talent or be an engaging story.

3.0
0

The Legend of Tom Hardy.

The jury is still out on 'Legend'. I know it was trying to be a great 'gangsta' film but it never climbed to great heights like I hoped it would nor did it seem to have any particular purpose other than to let the viewer know that in 1960's London, the Kray Twins ruled the streets. Brian Helgeland who gave us the pointless 'Knights Tale' has tried to give...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Offers little insight into what made either of these contrasting psychopaths tick, or finally explode.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

It’s flawed, yes, but it’s also swaggeringly cinematic. And it has Tom Hardy vs Tom Hardy.

4.0
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Time Out

Time Out

press

Much more than a gimmick, it’s like watching one side of a mind wrestle with the other – literally, in one explosive, fun-to-unpick fight scene.

4.0
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Screenwriter-turned-director Helgeland has a light touch, leavening the ultra-violence – and there are gory scenes – with a flair for absurdity.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A disappointingly shallow take on a fascinating period of time and leaves us sorely uninformed, as if we’ve skim-read a pamphlet.

2.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Tonally incoherent, vacuous and structurally a bleedin' mess.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Hardy is astonishing and magnetic in two truly towering performances.

4.0
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Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

More curious footnote than gangster classic, Brian Helgeland’s Legend is a shapeless, tonally confused mélange that lives and dies on Tom Hardy’s socko dual turn as Ronald and Reginald Kray, a pair of identical twin brothers who terrorised London in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Peter Medak’s 1990 film The Krays previously took a chilling stab at their story, but Helgeland’s take is altogether sleeker, flashier and more glamorised, tapping into the mythic celebrity image they created for themselves and pandering to a certain peculiar nostalgia.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Offers little insight into what made either of these contrasting psychopaths tick, or finally explode.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

It’s flawed, yes, but it’s also swaggeringly cinematic. And it has Tom Hardy vs Tom Hardy.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Much more than a gimmick, it’s like watching one side of a mind wrestle with the other – literally, in one explosive, fun-to-unpick fight scene.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Screenwriter-turned-director Helgeland has a light touch, leavening the ultra-violence – and there are gory scenes – with a flair for absurdity.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A disappointingly shallow take on a fascinating period of time and leaves us sorely uninformed, as if we’ve skim-read a pamphlet.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Tonally incoherent, vacuous and structurally a bleedin' mess.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Hardy is astonishing and magnetic in two truly towering performances.

4.0
0

LEGEND!!! AWESOME!!

This Movie is the BEST all Year!! Tom Hardy is so TALENTED!! Love to SEE MORE OF THESE KIND OF MOVIES!!! My Pom Hubby and I Loved this Movie as it was special for Him as his Grandad went A Wall in the Army in England and was in Jail with one of the Kray Brothers and was asked to join there Gang!! He said No! Thank goodness as my Hubby may not be...

5.0
0

You dare call you have gay plots?

The worst representation of LGBT on big screen, period. Too uptight than most straight films!

1.0
0

Interesting movie, but a bit too long

A lot of swearing and violence in this film, perhaps a bit too much for me and it was a bit long, dragging in some places. Overall an interesting film but probably more suited for men.

3.0
0

Tom Hardy nails it

His performance(s) make up for some structural deficits, although the female protagonist's POV was a nice touch. Taron Egerton inhabits an unlikely role nicely. For anyone who enjoys digging at the truth behind tough-guy reputations.

4.0
0

It was ok

My expectations were high but it appeared quite cartoony. Tom Hardy did well cos it was an amazing story but not convinced it was as believable as it could have been. I liked his wife who killed herself.

3.0
0

Murky Myth

Tom Hardy gives two towering performances throughout but is ultimately let down by a film that doesn't know whether it wants to just be a showcase for Hardy's talent or be an engaging story.

3.0
0

The Legend of Tom Hardy.

The jury is still out on 'Legend'. I know it was trying to be a great 'gangsta' film but it never climbed to great heights like I hoped it would nor did it seem to have any particular purpose other than to let the viewer know that in 1960's London, the Kray Twins ruled the streets. Brian Helgeland who gave us the pointless 'Knights Tale' has tried to give...

4.0
0