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Legend Reviews

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Barbara Shulgasser
Common Sense Media
August 26, 2015
Dark and often scary '80s fantasy hasn't aged well.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 1, 2014
A remarkable and bleak fantasy thriller for folks that like their fantasy based on thick characterization and less humongous battles.
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
November 6, 2007
Thatcher. Reagan. Flock of Seagulls. These weren't the only evil things from the 1980s. There were also Hollywood fantasy movies such as this one . . .
Victoria Alexander
October 11, 2003
Ridley's misstep.
| Original Score: 2/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
January 24, 2003
The cool costumes and set designs almost make it worthwhile, so long as the sound's turned down and you don't have to hear the witless dialogue
| Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
"glorious visuals -- shame about the script"
| Original Score: 2/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 13, 2002
Perhaps ahead of its time, certainly too ambitious for its budget and its era, Legend is nevertheless a fascinating film
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
May 27, 2002
Could have been a genre classic if it had benefited from a meatier screenplay and a studio that didn't butcher the final product.
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
May 15, 2002
Ridley Scott's exclusive-to-DVD re-edit of Legend, no pun intended, is fantastic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
May 6, 2002
Legend is a Gothic fairy tale brought to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
April 30, 2002
The movie is enchanting and has moments of magic, but it's an utter train wreck, overwhelmed by cheesy special effects, dialogue writ insanely large, and a kind of goofy plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Shane Burridge
January 1, 2000
Scott is less interested in unraveling a plot than he is in capturing the look and feel of myth
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
All of the special effects in the world, and all of the great makeup, and all of the great Muppet creatures can't save a movie that has no clear idea of its own mission and no joy in its own accomplishment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
August 22, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Emanuel Levy
July 23, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
January 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
December 26, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Nicolas Lacroix
March 27, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
March 12, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)
October 5, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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