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Legend Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 27, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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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
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
October 11, 2003
Ridley's misstep.
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
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 . . .
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
August 22, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)
October 5, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
"glorious visuals -- shame about the script"
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 23, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Barbara Shulgasser
Common Sense Media
August 26, 2015
Dark and often scary '80s fantasy hasn't aged well.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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.
| Original Score: 76/100
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.
Shane Burridge
rec.arts.movies.reviews
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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Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
December 26, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
May 6, 2002
Legend is a Gothic fairy tale brought to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nicolas Lacroix
EnPrimeur.ca
March 27, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
March 12, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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