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2.7
434 Ratings

Legend

Directed by Brian Helgeland
United Kingdom, 2015
Biography, Crime

Synopsis

Reggie and Ronald Kray are two gangsters and identical twins that control 1950s East End London. As Ronald keeps getting more and more psychotic, their relationship begins to deteriorate, as does their grip on London.

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Legend Directed by Brian Helgeland

Awards & Festivals

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2016 | Winner: British/Irish Actor of the Year

2016 | Nominee: Actor of the Year

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2016 | Winner: Best Actor

British Independent Film Awards

2015 | Winner: Best Actor

Irish Film and Television Awards

2016 | Winner: Best Production Design (Film/TV Drama)

What are people saying?

  • J. O.'s rating of the film Legend

    An underwhelming director takes on a brutal true crime tale, gets an exciting cast, but still ends up with a very confused movie with an identity complex. The tone was plain wrong, not to mention all over the place. Even Hardy's performances (which were mostly okay) couldn't quite stay the course, and he often slipped into Bane or Bronson. Shot okay, with a boring soundtrack and too slow of a pace.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Legend

    In 1989 Peter Medak made a powerful and brutal film called 'The Krays' that approached the story through the boys smothering yet sympathetic mother. In comparison this weaker entry is framed by the tale told by the gangster's wife and fails extremely. This is not however the fault of Tom Hardy who excels in his dual performances. This film can't decide what tone it wants to give and falters throughout. Skip it.

  • smndvdcl's rating of the film Legend

    Tom Hardy as the Kray brothers (Ronnie & Reggie) was a casting masterstroke. He lights up the screen (twice) with anti-hero clout, almost making its audience naively besotted with the brothers' unique marque of gangsterdom menace. The title is apt. These East-End club owners are nigh-on mythological.The film itself has all the tropes of a TV British crime drama and meanders through the story with rote competence.

  • Zac Weber's rating of the film Legend

    Legend works as a vehicle for Tom Hardy, and he should be applauded for capturing the Kray brothers' subtle mannerisms. I also enjoyed the slick camerawork and symmetrical shots deployed throughout the film. With that said, there were many scenes where the dialogue was simply unintelligible. Hardy's muddled accent was annoying and inhibiting. I also think about 40 minutes could be shaved off the narrative.

  • Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film Legend

    A good gangster movie combined with a sad love story. Tom HARDY does his best but he's not totally credible as a mad psychopath. Emily BROWNING ravishing as a fragile gangster bride. === Bon film de gangsters et une triste histoire d'amour. Tom HARDY fait de son mieux, mais il n'est pas vraiment crédible en voyou psychopathe. Emily BROWNING ravissante en jeune femme amoureuse d'un gangster.

  • runfromfire's rating of the film Legend

    A little slow at times but it was pretty great overall and Tom Hardy can do no wrong in my book. Plus, David Thewlis & Paul Bettany in another 60s gangster flick! That just makes me happy dammit.

  • Elina E's rating of the film Legend

    Hardy's acting was fucking spectacular. Loved how it was narrated by Shea, and the storyline itself was quite good. Quite an average gangster-love story, but the cast brought it to life and made it so much better.

  • Trunfos's rating of the film Legend

    Tom Hardy is just fucking incredible, but the movie sucks. it focuses on the non interesting points, in where he could go to something interesting it just goes to a dead alley filled with love problems and sentimentalism, just pure BS. 2 stars for Tom Hardy, the man can fucking act