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United Kingdom, France, United States · 2015
Rated R · 2h 11m
Director Brian Helgeland
Starring Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Christopher Eccleston, David Thewlis
Genre Crime, Thriller

In 1960s London, the Kray twins try to avoid publicity and police investigations as they orchestrate robberies carry out murders while running nightclubs and protection rackets. But their rapid rise to power leads to tabloid notoriety and police Detective Leonard "Nipper" Read hot on their heels.

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The Guardian by

It’s a disappointingly shallow take on a fascinating period of time and leaves us sorely uninformed, as if we’ve skim-read a pamphlet. The legend might live on but Legend certainly won’t.


Empire by Dan Jolin

Helgeland’s savvy new take on this well-known story proves that crime can pay, while Hardy is astonishing and magnetic in two truly towering performances.


Time Out London by Dave Calhoun

In what is surely his finest hour, Tom Hardy plays both brothers. 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.


Screen International by Fionnuala Halligan

It’s easy to buy Hardy’s dual performance, and it doesn’t get in the way of the film – although some actor-ly exuberance in the delivery of Ronnie can sound an off-note, with Hardy using some facial prosthetics around the jaw line which aren’t particularly subtle.


Variety by Guy Lodge

For all Hardy’s expressive detail and physical creativity, Helgeland’s chewy, incident-packed script offers little insight into what made either of these contrasting psychopaths tick, or finally explode.


Total Film by Jamie Graham

It’s flawed, yes – Frances is frustratingly underwritten, her psychological fault lines spoken of but never shown – but it’s also swaggeringly cinematic. And it has Tom Hardy vs Tom Hardy.


CineVue by Joe Walsh

Legend crucially lacks almost any sense of gravitas, although the bold and brash approach does keep you entertained.


The Hollywood Reporter by Leslie Felperin

This ungainly portrait strikes a lot of poses, as if inviting the viewer to admire its impressive cast list, fine period detailing, "cheeky" British humor, and insouciant attitude towards violence. But none of it disguises the fact that the film is also tonally incoherent, vacuous and structurally a bleedin' mess.


The Playlist by Oliver Lyttelton

It’s worth the price of admission just to see Hardy’s Reggie performance, which is up among his best work. Still, the story could have perhaps used a more inspired hand at the helm.

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