DVD - 2016
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The true story of the rise and fall of London's most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy in an amazing double performance. It is a classic crime thriller taking viewers into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray twins.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] :, Elevation Pictures,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE LEGE
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1, 2.0,rda
1 videodisc (circa 132 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches


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Feb 25, 2018

Most of the best scenes are in the movie trailer. Tom Hardy's performance as two distinct individuals is outstanding, however.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Jun 02, 2016

confidence is key to success

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.

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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