Too much of everything
I cannot think of one single thing that I would change about this film. The acting is incomparable, the directing deft, and the writing poignantly brilliant.
By the time the dramatic fireworks start popping off, each one feels earned.
A clunky actioner with a handful of cool moments.
Could have been an eight star movie however, ruined by Tom Hardy's inaudible muttering, he needs to learn how to deliver a line then could be a decent actor. Outdoor scenes are completely ridiculous, never seen the east end looking so clean and sterile. All in all an old fashioned British B movie, only watch if you have no alternative.
Tom Hardy is Brilliant in this and after a while you forget that he is acting both roles as Reggie and Ronnie. Nothing much new in this apart from the tragedy of Reggie's wife Frances and that is the slant that they put on this otherwise well known story, but it is in fact Hardy's portrayal of Ronnie that is most outstanding. he captures the true madness of the man without becoming a caricature.His portrayal of Reggie was also pretty much spot on and showed how he struggled with wanting to be a successful businessman but unable to escape his violent side.Without Tom Hardy's exceptional acting though the movie would have been pretty dull.
Some years after they died, Reggie Kray and his more psychotic twin brother Ronnie still attract attention.They ruled the London underworld in the 1960s and attracted glamour through celebrities as well as the attention of the police. They used threats and violence to establish a foothold to run nightclubs and operate protection rackets. Dogged detective Nipper Read tried for years to get the twins behind bars.Tom Hardy plays both roles. Reggie is the more straightforward gangster, level headed, he falls in love but still prone to bouts of violence. Ronnie suffered from complex schizophrenia, he was unhinged, homosexual and could fly off the handle very easily.Brian Helgeland wrote and directed this rather muddled film. Apart from the brothers and Reg's romance with Frances, most of the characters are caricatured and the story flatly portrayed which needed a heavy voice over. Christopher Eccleston is wasted as Nipper Read and the third Kray brother is never mentioned.Peter Medak's 1990 film The Krays which was more low budget tried at least to aim higher. It showed the brothers coming up through the ranks as gangsters and the enemies they made, we see them getting into trouble during National Service and we also see a more complex relationship they has with their mother.
Greetings from Lithuania."Legend" (2015) is kinda "been there saw that" type of crime biopic. Performances were descent by everyone including the brilliant Tom Hardy - he is good in here, playing two roles. It is far from his best performance, but it is a pretty good one and involving. The movie itself is also kinda entertaining. It is not a best gangster drama by far out there, and although at running time 2 h 5 min this movie does drag here and there (especially towards the end with Emily Browning scenes) while it lasted i was entertained. Overall, "Legend" is definitely a pretty good movie. Good central performance / performances by Tom Hardy and pretty entertaining script makes this movie involving. It is far from anything great in any category, but it is a pretty descent movie.