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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Double the Hardy, Double the Insanity

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    Legend is a movie that aspires to be a great gangster epic and in some regards, it is. This is not the gangster epic in the same vein as something like Goodfellas, though. It is more a representation than an adaptation, which is fine because it works for the characters at play and never fails to be thoroughly entertaining. Director Brian Helgeland delivered a straightforward, but rousing biopic of Jackie Robinson two years ago in 42, but has written films such as L.A. Confidential and Mystic River in his twenty-seven years in Hollywood. With Legend, Helgeland tests his directorial prowess by taking on a much bigger scope and a more complex story that features a diverse set of personalities. Each of these things having to be managed and pieced together in a way that feels coherent. There are times you can almost feel the structure creaking under it's own weight. Near the end of the second act the film almost gives way to a full on tsunami of varied tones and plot strands falling in on themselves and flooding out to leave behind nothing more than puddles of once strong and vibrant storytelling methods as well as the exceptional double performance of Tom Hardy. Lucky for Helgeland, he hired an actor with as much gravitas and ability as Hardy allowing him to pull off this stunt and leave the audience ruptured in his showing to the point we don't so much care about what else is going on around him. We acknowledge the given circumstances the real-life people fell into, but we're all just watching to see what Hardy does with the situation.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Tom Hardy is agreat actor

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    This was a great movie about the Kray twin brothers of London

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I enjoy this film a lot!

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    One of my favorite Tom Hardy movies. Based on real-life events (although not set like a documentary) about the gangster Kray twins in the UK in the 60s. Very good acting, excellent editing, good costuming, pretty good soundtrack. I very much recommend this film!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A paranoid schizophrenic walks into a bar ...

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    Tom Hardy ignites the screen playing both of the notorious Kray twins in this fabulous biopic. Reggie Kray, is a dapper businessman gangster while his gay brother Ronnie an unstable and fragile Little Caesar who needs pills to not lose his head . Hardy brings both of them to life in a film that has a surprising touch of humor. Emily Browning plays Reggie's love who narrates the film and does a fine job as well as the rest of cast including former Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston as the Scotland Yard detective who wants to take them down and mob movie veteran Chazz Palminteri as an American gangster who middle-mans a deal between the Krays and legendary gangster Meyer Lansky. The film overall while slows down a bit in the later half moves at a rapid rate and is well directed by Brian Helgeland (Payback). The extras on the Blu-ray are light which is pretty much the M.O. for major studio titles anymore but the film itself is a nice gem that while may feel a bit glitzy for some is still a fun, sometimes humorous gangster film. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good & Odd Movie

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    I'm a huge Tom Hardy fan so I had to see this. I really liked it & I'm a sucker for based on true event gangster stories. It's interesting to see how the UK mobsters are similar but yet so different than what we are used to seeing in our American mob films. Definitely worth purchasing, an impulsive mental gangster twin with brass knuckles & a mouth full of truth while the other twin (all Tom Hardy remember) is the brains & master mind with a heart of gold & a piece of steel he's not afraid to use EVER. See it!!

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A gritty crime drama based on the Kray brothers.

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    A sometimes brutal story about rise and the fall of the Kray twins. A british crime pair that ran the London club scene in the late fifties. One brother Reggie was a successful boxer, the other bother Ronnie, a twisted if not, mentally deranged sociopath, with a bent for violence and murder, This is the story of their relationships, and of their rise in London's late 50's criminal underground. Their carrear ultimate peaks the interest from the Philidelphia mob and it pressures the brothers relationship with each other. But this film is also a story of love, as Reggie falls for a local girl, Francis, their marriage takes place against her mothers wishes and it ends in a tragedic way. The film is well acted by the whole cast, and is edited and directed as a taught personal crime drama, with some violent twists and turns, in an effort to show the other than usual side of each of the prime characters, who all seem unable to escape from their social bounds.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Lacks the action but Hardy is Great

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    The story of the Kray twins is a fascinating one, full of violence and deceit. In Legend, that story isn't really taken to its full potential, thanks to an unfortunately clunky structure despite brilliant performances, good humour and violence. Let's start with the best part of this film, that is Tom Hardy's performances as Ronnie and Reggie Kray. The amazing special effects make the dual show possible, but within minutes of the start here, you completely forget that these two characters are played by the same man. Hardy completely disappears into both men, with an unnerving but humorous turn as the psychotic Ronnie, and a more understated but powerful performance as Reggie, and that really deserves some praise. What's more is that this film does make use of the very violent nature of the history very well. As bloody as it is foul-mouthed, this isn't a pleasant film to watch, but the level of violence does leave an impression with regards to the Krays' crimes, making it seem all the more real, and all the more frightening. The big issue I have with this film, however, is that it's not an exhilarating watch. Historically interesting it may be, but at over two hours long, it's not something that will consistently entice you throughout. There are side plots that aren't picked up on enough, some characters don't get the development they really deserve based on the size of their role, and the plot takes a really long time to get going. The disappointing thing is that Legend isn't a bad film in any way, nor is it boring, but it gives you a sense of growing importance and tension towards a hopefully climactic end, but it never comes as you want it to

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A True Good Movie

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    This is an English mob type movies, with 2 brothers that take over England. It’s good story also good could be better

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    the story about British mafia guys

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    if you are watching Monty Python they were talking about to desperate criminals who did things to people if they didn't pay them. Well this movie is about the real two brothers and how they started to organize crime in England and start making a fortune has one brother was a little crazy all he wanted to shoot people or to it that people or torture people is not for the fainthearted it's not for children. Thank you for checking out my review

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Tom Hardy is fantastic!!!

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    Bought this without seeing the movie at all and was blown away. The fact that Tom Hardy was playing twins made me hesitant at first, but he pulled it off. Watched it twice now and it still fools me. I literally forget it's him at times. As for the blu ray quality, the picture is great. Very crisp. The soundtrack can seem a bit louder then it should at times, but overall it's pretty good. If you're a fan of Tom Hardy, buy this flick!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Riveting Infamy

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

    A truth based telling of two criminally disturbed brothers and their impact on the society and families they influence.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great double duty by Tom Hardy

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    This is a nice gangster movie about the brutal regime of the Kray Brothers. Tom Hardy is excellent, as all ways, playing both brothers. The Kray's have become legends on the streets of London and this movie clearly shows why. Blu-ray picture and sound are great. For fans of the genre and Hardy fans, highly recommended!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Tom Hardy is stepping into the void

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    Tom Hardy has stepped into the void left by great, tough guy actors like Robert Deniro. He oozes charisma and masculinity--in almost an old school way. Here he plays two brothers (the Kray Twins) who were gangsters in London back in the 50s and 60s. This is not the caliber of a Scorsese movie--but it's worth watching once just for Hardy's performance(s).

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant performance by Tom Hardy

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    I first saw this movie on DIRECTV. Knew I had to own it. Tom Hardy is the most versatile actor I've seen in many a year, and this one of his very best performances. To pull off a duel role like this is i.m.o. one of the most difficult things an actor can attempt to do, and he does it flawlessly. The movie can be hilarious at times, especially when he plays Ronnie. Also Emily Browning is quite good in her role. The movie is violent,funny, and touching all at the same time. A great movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Really good acting !

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    this movie gives you some educational incite into gangster life in England ( not much different than here ) The very impressive acting by the lead characters in this film is pretty awesome! Considering that the brothers were played by the same actor. That being said,the movie was pretty good. But the acting was pretty awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Legend

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    This is a story about the '60's era London gangster named the Kray's It's written well and certainly the acting is top notch... but it will have a different "tone" than our more familiar American type gangsters. I think it's worth adding to the video library! I'd give it 4.5 stars if I could.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Tom Hardy is great

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    The movie is based on a true story and tom hardy takes the show but the rest of the acting has a little to be desired. But a great watch for a Tom Hardy Fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good, actually

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    The movie is very interesting and fairly unexpected in many ways. Tom Hardy is a brilliant actor and plays the twins well. Hard to imagine it's the same actor. I didn't love it, that is, to want to see it many times, but I am glad I got it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Another tom hardy performance

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    Playing two really different people in one movie must be difficult but hardy pulls it off. Great performance about two Gangster brother base on a true story. Some will love this movie and some won't I personally really enjoyed it with the bar scene being the best

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A Legendary Film

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    While not the most accurate biopic of the infamous Kray brothers, this films is nonetheless a great exemplification of Tom Hardy's abilities as an actor. Go into this film with an open mind and ready to have fun, because it is a crazy ride of a film.

    I would recommend this to a friend