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Legion (2010)

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Critic Consensus: Despite a solid cast and intermittent thrills, Legion suffers from a curiously languid pace, confused plot, and an excess of dialogue.

Movie Info

Scott Stewart's supernatural thriller Legion, scripted by Peter Schink, concerns a group of strangers in an out-of-the-way eatery who become the first line of defense when God, believing the human race is no longer worthy of Him, decides to end their existence. This motley crew's only spiritual ally is the archangel Michael, played by Paul Bettany. Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, Charles S. Dutton, and Lucas Black co-star in the Screen Gems production. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovimore
Rating: R (for strong bloody violence, and language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Scott Stewart, Peter Schink
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 11, 2010
Box Office: $40.2M
Runtime:
Screen Gems - Official Site

Cast

Paul Bettany
as Michael
Lucas Black
as Jeep Hanson
Tyrese Gibson
as Kyle Williams
Charles S. Dutton
as Percy Walker
Jon Tenney
as Howard Anderson
Kevin Durand
as Gabriel
Willa Holland
as Audrey Anderson
Kate Walsh
as Sandra Anderson
Dennis Quaid
as Bob Hanson
Jeanette Miller
as Gladys Foster
Cameron Harlow
as Minivan Boy
Yancey Arias
as Estevez
Danielle Lozeau
as Teenage Girl
Luce Rains
as Raggedy Man
Bryan Chapman
as Football Player
Denny Pierce
as Minivan Dad
Kaye Wade
as Elderly Woman
Chuck Hicks
as Elderly Man
Stephen Oyoung
as Warehouse Guard
Tyra Danielle
as Woman With Presents
Django Marsh
as Minivan Boy
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Critic Reviews for Legion

All Critics (101) | Top Critics (14)

Celestial tosh of less than Biblical proportions.

Full Review… | March 5, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

There are so many things that could have been done with this premise that the movie simply doesn't do. Doesn't even think of doing.

Full Review… | April 21, 2014

An utterly ludicrous entry in the biblical-horror subgenre.

Full Review… | February 15, 2013
Georgia Straight

Why spend your money watching an extended trailer?

Full Review… | September 9, 2011
3BlackChicks Review

I really enjoyed this stupid movie.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011
Movies.com

Heaven help these fallen angels.

Full Review… | December 25, 2010
sbs.com.au

Audience Reviews for Legion

Okay .. neat premise .. okay action . . I am pretty sure this is full of at least 2 dozen plot holes. BUT I had fun watching it. Not bad not good. I would almost say they tried very hard to not piss anyone off when it came to religion. Where they may have been able to go overboard one way or the other. In the end, like I said, I had fun watching it.

jmanard52
John Manard

Super Reviewer

½

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Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

½

Legion is a supernatural biblical horror flick that had the potential of being so much better than what it turned out to be. The film's biggest problem is that it relies more on special features than on story, thus the plot itself suffers from lacking ideas and undeveloped characters that really doesn't pay off. Legions had a very interesting concept, but it really didn't ended being a boring, unimpressive ride that simply failed at being a memorable and ultimately enjoyable film. There are a few chilling moments, but it's not enough to make for a memorable horror picture. The end of the world aspect of the film really didn't tie in to the overall story and I felt it was pretty sloppy. The way it was thrown in to the movie, seemed lazy and out of place, as if the filmmakers just needed some leverage to the films plot. The film's downfall is aided by a wooden cast of actors, and the somewhat good start quickly falls apart and becomes a train wreck. If the film had a better plot, and didn't rely entirely on special effects, I think that this would have been a more compelling film to watch. As it stands, Legions is a poor horror tale that is quite forgettable in the long run. The film is defi8nitely not worth your time, and it's just an effects extravaganza that lacks plot, good characters and memorable chills. Legions fails in terms of a horror film with religious overtones, and the potential in making a great picture is wasted after the first thirty minutes of the film when the film relies more on effects. Legions is a film that lacks substance and good direction. This is not a film worth your time, and it's a poor attempt at creating a biblical horror yarn.

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Legion Quotes

Charlie: When I was a little girl, my mother spoke of a prophecy, of a time when all the world would be covered in darkness and the fate of mankind would be decided. One night I finally got the courage to ask my mother, why God was so mad at His children. "I don't know," she said tucking the covers around me, "I guess He just got tired of all the bullshit."
– Submitted by Chris P (5 years ago)
Michael: When God chose your kind as the object of His love, I was the first in all of heaven to bow down before you. My love, my hope for mankind was no less than His. But I have watched you trample that gift. I have watched you kill each other over race and greed... waging war over dust and rubble and the words in old books. And yet, in the midst of all this darkness, I see some people who will not be bowed. I see some people who will not give up, even when they know all hope is lost. Some people, who realize being lost is so close to being found. I see you, Jeep. Fifteen years old, your mother leaves. Your father withdraws from the world and you spend the next five years of your young life helping him find his way home. You love a woman who bears the child of another and you love her with no thought of yourself, even though you know she may never love you the way you love her. You, Jeep... you are the reason I still have faith.
– Submitted by Chris P (5 years ago)

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