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Legend
Tom Hardy and Taron Egerton




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Brian Helgeland (PAYBACK) wrote and directed this crime drama about the rise and fall of two of the most notorious gangsters in England's history: the Kray twins. Tom Hardy stars as both Ronald and Reginald Kray, identical twins who rose to prominence in London's underworld in the 1950s and '60s, using gruesome, unhinged tactics and savvy business acumen to seize control of the city. The film is adapted from John Pearson's nonfiction tome THE PROFESSION OF VIOLENCE. Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Taron Egerton, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, and Paul Bettany co-star.

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Overview

Brian Helgeland (PAYBACK) wrote and directed this crime drama about the rise and fall of two of the most notorious gangsters in England's history: the Kray twins. Tom Hardy stars as both Ronald and Reginald Kray, identical twins who rose to prominence in London's underworld in the 1950s and '60s, using gruesome, unhinged tactics and savvy business acumen to seize control of the city. The film is adapted from John Pearson's nonfiction tome THE PROFESSION OF VIOLENCE. Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Taron Egerton, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, and Paul Bettany co-star.

Main Cast & Crew

Brian Helgeland - Director
Tom Hardy
Taron Egerton
Emily Browning
David Thewlis
Christopher Eccleston
Colin Morgan
Paul Anderson
Tara Fitzgerald
Chazz Palminteri
Stephen Lord

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 132
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192322242
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Rating: R (MPAA) (strong violence, language throughout, some sexual and drug material)
  • Release Date: March 2016

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure
Movies > Biography

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Organized Crime
Thriller
Period Piece
Crime
Biographical

 

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Reviews:
4 stars out of 5 -- "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." - 09/11/2015 Empire


4 stars out of 5 -- "Hardy as Reggie is silk and steel, dazzling to behold....It’s also swaggeringly cinematic." - 09/07/2015 Total Film


"Tom Hardy gives another of his indelible supporting performances, playing Ronnie Kray, the real-life British gangster whose eccentricities and savage streak made him a well-known and frequently feared character in 1960s London." - 11/19/2015 A.V. Club


"[I]n large part thanks to Hardy’s enormous versatility, we believe Reggie and Ronnie as two very different, very distinct characters." - 11/25/2015 Chicago Sun-Times


"Tom Hardy and Tom Hardy are the reasons to see LEGEND a gangster flick in which he does double duty as Ronnie and Reggie Kray, the British gangster twins who had a moment in the 1960s." - 11/20/2015 New York Times


"Tom Hardy can act the hell out of any role, from subtle to blow-the-roof-off. In LEGEND, Hardy gets to do both, and all stops in between" - 11/18/2015 Rolling Stone


"Tom Hardy tackles the long-lauded tradition of playing twins on film with his newest movie LEGEND, a biopic that explores the lives of infamous London mobsters, Ronald and Reginald Kray." - 12/13/2015 USA Today

 

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