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.
It's fine for entertainment but there should be a more deeper story involved here analysing one of the most notorious gangsters in London in sixties. It's a mess and that's a shame because Hardy's performance depicting both Kray twins is well done, the casting feels right and the setting captures the era but there's so many shortcuts involved in the writing I'm genuinely wondering if there's a 3 hour directors cut?
It's really unfortunate that such a beautiful double performance was wasted in such a bad movie. Taron Egerton is also underused here in what might have otherwise been a very interesting character (he and the other sadistic-but-silent boy-toy). And I absolutely love the scene when Ronnie says goodbye to Frances.