Legend

Legend

Légende

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"The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s"--www.imdb.com.
Copyright Date: ♭2016
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (132 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm., in container
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby 5.1, rda
Alternative Title: Légende [DVD]
Legend [DVD]

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Biblitz
Aug 01, 2017

Not historically accurate but a brilliant, stylish English comedy. First-rate writing, acting and production generally. A great '60s musical score, too.

Franln Jun 14, 2017

Tom Hardy is somehow extraordinary and ordinary at the same time. He's like the every man, any man & nowhere man. I think this guy could pull off just about any role.

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PRWalz
May 04, 2017

Great dual performances from Tom Hardy and a dope 60's funk instrumental soundtrack make this movie roll. It's really just as fascinating reading up on the real story of the Brothers Kray, but I'd say it's worth a watch (especially if you enjoy Tom's pretty lips as much as I do).

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tj_is_cool
Mar 18, 2017

Long and boring British gangster movie

Writer-turned-director Brian Helgeland (L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, MYSTIC RIVER) takes a stab at a Cockney gangster picture. Tom Hardy is good playing both identical Kray twins -- Ron & Reggie. The problem is that the Cockney is so thick I had difficulty making out much of the dialogue. If you're a Tom Hardy fan (the attraction of the movie really boils down to looking at Tom Hardy in RESERVOIR DOGS attire), I'd say LEGEND is worth checking out. But be prepared. The movie is two-plus hours, and there are very few high points.

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PearlyKayAm1
Mar 07, 2017

A "Goodfella's" wannabe. More dysfunctional love story than gangster movie. No background on why or how they got into crime. Just a few seconds of screenshot (before the credits) on how they ended up. Great acting by Tom Hardy, but very hard to understand Ronnie Kray's dialogue. The Kray story is fascinating, this movie is not. Not worth watching again.

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PeterMilton
Jan 18, 2017

Tom Hardy's over-the top performance(s) aside, this by-the-numbers British gangster flick was pretty pedestrian. I would have much rather watched a thoughtfully produced documentary on the pair and this offering does little to creatively evolve the genre (Brit gangsters). For my money," Brighton Rock" was the far superior flick which is available at SFPL.

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andrewvankooy
Jan 07, 2017

meh, found it hard to understand what he was saying most of the time, and the dialogue that I did pick up was predictable. But the disc had no major scratches.

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JOSEPH SARDO
Dec 26, 2016

Phenomenal: both of Tom Hardy's roles were fascinating and extremely well done, the songs used during the movie were great and enhanced the film beyond that of a typical film, Emily Browning gave a moving performance of the tragic Frances, the movie was funny often (especially Ron Kray) and most of all it was just a super absorbing interesting story without a dull moment - all executed nearly perfectly. Always a privilege to be exposed to a real story you've never heard of before. Amazing and well done!

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Dreamstime
Oct 16, 2016

I found Hardy's dual roles distracting. Nobody to like.

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woundingtooth
Jun 02, 2016

confidence is key to success

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jimg2000
May 15, 2016

More narrative from Frances: Reggie once said, "The centre of the world could be anywhere you like. Even here, in the East End of London." The world is quite like London. It's not good, it's not bad,
it just is. There's no morality or dishonour, just your own lonely code. Until your race is run. Until the end.
Until we're all just ghosts of the people we once thought we were.

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jimg2000
May 15, 2016

Opening narrative from Frances: London in the 1960s. Everyone had a story about the Krays. You could walk into any pub to hear a lie or two about them. But I was there and I'm not careless with the truth. They were brothers, but bound by more than blood. They were twins as well, counterparts. Gangster princes of the city they meant to conquer. Ron Kray was a one-man London mob. Bloodthirsty, illogical and funny as well. My Reggie was different. Once in a lifetime do you find a street-fighting man like Reg. Believe me when I say it took a lot of love for me to hate him the way I do.

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Etuq Mar 01, 2016

Etuq thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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