I Am Legend (2007)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: I Am Legend overcomes questionable special effects and succeeds largely on the strength of Will Smith's mesmerizing performance.


Movie Info

Adapted from acclaimed author Richard Matheson's influential novelette of the same name, Constantine director Francis Lawrence's I Am Legend follows the last man on Earth as he struggles to survive while fending off the infected survivors of a devastating vampiric plague. A brilliant scientist who raced to discover a cure for the man-made virus as humanity came crumbling down all around him, Robert Neville (Will Smith) was inexplicably immune to the highly contagious superbug. Now the entire … More

Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Mark Protosevich, Tracy Torme, John Logan, Akiva Goldsman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 18, 2008
Box Office: $256.3M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for I Am Legend

All Critics (209) | Top Critics (49)

Smith turns in a terrific performance, nailing Neville's angst while allowing room for humor.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

When they do, banging their heads against plate glass as movie zombies always do, I started needing something else to think about.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
NPR.org
Top Critic

I wouldn't dream of giving away the ending, but it's not likely to satisfy either the action crowd or Matheson fans.

Full Review… | March 31, 2008
Newsweek
Top Critic

It's a better-than-average blockbuster, which sweeps around some large ideas and interesting themes, but never delves for long enough to make this film a true classic.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
Digital Spy

Inevitably, ideas give way to special-effects

Full Review… | August 27, 2009
CinePassion

I Am Legend is three film genres for the price of one: Science Fiction, Action, and Horror, and while it's no classic in any one arena it remains edgy fun.

Full Review… | July 30, 2009
GreenCine

Audience Reviews for I Am Legend

This post-apocalyptic zombie-based film is strong thanks to in part the special effect/CGI work as well as the strong lead of Will Smith. I Am Legend is graphic in the realms of loneliness and isolation and makes a solid film for audiences to enjoy. 4/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

Will Smith stars as a military researcher who is seemingly the last person left on Earth trying to find the cure for an engineered retro virus that has decimated the human population and turned many into mindless killing machines. It seems to me that the reason a lot of people slated this film was solely because it was not a faithful adaptation of the book it takes its name from. I personally haven't read it and to be honest I don't care if it's faithful or not. A carbon copy adaptation of a book does not necessarily make a good film and vice versa; the two are completely different media. The fact is that I found this pretty enjoyable. Will Smith is quite convincing as a man suffering the loneliness of total isolation and the scenes in the first hour of the film when the "enemy" is still unseen are very effective. It's therefore a pity that it descends into the usual CGI infested Hollywood claptrap for the final half hour. It reminded me of 28 Days Later because of the similar scenario and unfortunately it suffers from the same problem; the set up is great but it didn't seem to know where to go from there. Once the mother and son characters appeared it turned into a dodgy CGI-laden shoot em up and became far less interesting, but it's definitely worth a watch for the earlier scenes. Some of the plot elements are not properly explained and the ending is a little weak, but not bad as a whole.

garyX
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

½

It was thrilling and captivating to watch the first time around. Afterwards the flaws became extremely apparent, yet were eclipsed at times by Will Smith's excellent acting and infusion of humor despite the film's dark themes.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

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