December 11th, 2015



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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.

Release Year: 2015

Rating: 7.4/10 (17,460 voted)

Critic's Score: 54/100

Director: Brian Helgeland

Stars: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton

Focusing on the relationship between Reggie Kray and Frances Shea, told from France's' point of view as someone who knew him best, as well as the mental health issues Ronnie Kray faced and their rise to power as the notorious gangsters of London.

Writers: Brian Helgeland, John Pearson

Colin Morgan - Frank Shea
Tom Hardy - Ronald Kray / Reggie Kray
Christopher Eccleston - Nipper Read
Joshua Hill - Constable Scott
Emily Browning - Frances Shea
Paul Anderson - Albert Donoghue
Tara Fitzgerald - Mrs. Shea
Nicholas Farrell - Dr. Humphries
Adam Fogerty - Pat Connolly
Mel Raido - Ian Barrie
Major John Finley - The Double R Club Singer
Millie Brady - Joan Collins
Chris Mason - Ronnie Hart
Stephen Thompson - Ronnie Bender
Sam Spruell - Jack McVitie

Taglines: Love, fight, live, rule like a legend.


Official Website: Official site

Country: UK, France

Language: English

Release Date: 20 November 2015

Filming Locations: Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England, UK

Box Office Details

Budget: $30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $86,836 (USA) (20 November 2015)

Gross: $525,735 (USA) (27 November 2015)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

As a thank you to the owners of Pellicci's café, the director Brian Helgeland, invited them and their family to the premiere in London. See more »

In the final credits, the café used for filming, which is the actual café where the Kray's would meet, is incorrectly spelled as Pelliecci's. See more »


User Review


Rating: 7/10

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.


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April 18th, 1986



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A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves.

Release Year: 1985

Rating: 6.2/10 (25,221 voted)

Director: Ridley Scott

Stars: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry

A demon who seeks to create eternal night by destroying the last of the unicorns and marrying a fairy princess is opposed by the forest boy Jack and his elven allies in this magical fantasy. Two different versions of this picture feature soundtracks by either Tangerine Dream or Jerry Goldsmith.

Tom Cruise - Jack
Mia Sara - Lili
Tim Curry - Darkness
David Bennent - Gump
Alice Playten - Blix
Billy Barty - Screwball
Cork Hubbert - Brown Tom
Peter O'Farrell - Pox
Kiran Shah - Blunder
Annabelle Lanyon - Oona
Robert Picardo - Meg Mucklebones
Tina Martin - Nell
Ian Longmur - Demon Cook (as Ian Longmuir)
Mike Crane - Demon Cook
Liz Gilbert - Dancing Black Dress

Taglines: A world full of magic, wonder and desire. (US VHS)


Official Website: William Hjortsberg |

Release Date: 18 April 1986

Filming Locations: Agnes Scott College - 141 E. College Avenue, Decatur, Georgia, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $4,261,154 (USA) (20 April 1986)

Gross: $15,502,112 (USA)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA: (director's cut)  | USA:

Did You Know?

Widely rumored to have been a source of inspiration for Shigeru Miyamoto's classic game series, The Legend of Zelda.

Revealing mistakes: When Princess Lily releases her bird at the beginning of the movie, it just falls over on the grass.

[the goblins spy on the unicorns]
Blunder: [pointing] Look! Ugly one-horned mule!

User Review

To take the horn of the Unicorn is to end all hope!


Never did the phrase "a beautiful film" have more relevance than in this wonderful piece of adult fantasy. Make no mistake, this masterpiece, Ridley Scott's fourth film (it followed BLADE RUNNER) was never intended for children. Those who have written it off as a kids' movie totally betray their limitations and inability to see what is being offered here.

A youthful Tom Cruise was such a good choice as Jack, the forest dweller destined to plunge the world into darkness and then have but one opportunity to restore the light. Mia Sara is the beautiful princess, part Cinderella, part angel, all virgin! and Tim Curry? well, what a simply staggering contribution as the Lord of Darkness. Totally unrecognizable both visually and audibly but what a performance.

All the Ridley Scott trademarks are here, the back-projected blue light, the filtered scenes of wonderment, central characters in a crisis, the enigma of life itself. If anything, LEGEND is better now than when it was released. In '85 it received critical praise - just no-one went to see it! Well that's not strictly true. I attended the Sydney premiere and sat thru it entranced as others fidgeted, whispered, and generally brought attention to their limited attention spans and lowered perceptions!

Certainly it is a film that on one level children could relate to and even enjoy but it is a far deeper film with a host of reflective ideas and quite magical concepts. What really IS the Lord of Darkness? What is the significance of the Unicorns? What becomes of the innocence we leave behind in childhood? If none of this interests you, make sure you avoid this film!


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