Critics Consensus

Not even Ridley Scott's gorgeously realized set pieces can save Legend from its own tawdry tale -- though it may be serviceable for those simply looking for fantasy eye candy.



Total Count: 39
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A peasant hero battles a demonic underworld prince who seeks to plunge the world into an ice age. When the evil prince captures a fair maiden, the hero rallies an army of elves to save her, and defeat his diabolical foe once and for all.

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All Critics (39) | Top Critics (8)

  • Legend is not without whimsical touches, but it surely could have used more humor and invention.

    Mar 27, 2019 | Full Review…
  • You are caught up in a morality play... the deepest significance of which the makers of this PG movie are apparently betting the adolescents of America will instinctively comprehend.

    Mar 27, 2019 | Full Review…
  • I don't want to remember any more about Legend than to make sure I include it in my ''worst films of 1986'' list and never rent it when it comes out as a video cassette.

    Mar 27, 2019 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Legend may turn out to be legendary, but not in the way the filmmakers intended.

    Mar 27, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Legend is a fairytale produced on a grand scale... At the same time, the basic premise is alarmingly thin, a compendium of any number of ancient fairytales.

    Mar 26, 2009 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

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  • Beautifully shot and designed, but in a cloyingly self-conscious manner, the film lacks narrative drive.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

    Time Out
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