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Legendary Reviews

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September 8, 2010
An after-school special on steroids, Legendary is the story of a fake wrestler teaching his kid brother how to be a real wrestler.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 10, 2010
Legendary relies heavily on veteran actors Patricia Clarkson and Danny Glover. However good they are, they're incapable of making it any better than a made-for-TV movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 10, 2010
Exactly what you might expect, right down to the montage of blindfolded tussling, jogging and high-fives to the tune of unrelenting inspirational music.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 9, 2010
Will the whole family come together and heal its wounds? The answer is as contrived as the outcome of a WWE match.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 8, 2010
The script, by actor turned writer John Posey, has structural problems and motivational issues in between the cliches. And Cena, a few movies into his career, is still all presence and no acting.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 26, 2010
As schmaltzy after-school special/Hallmark Hall of Fame family fare goes, Legendary isn't so bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
September 9, 2010
It's a feel-good Kleenex(TM) dispenser of a movie, and there's nothing necessarily wrong with that, but it's routine Hallmark Hall of Afterschool Special material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 9, 2010
Legendary is so intent on paying heartfelt tribute to dogged young athletes that it neglects basic story needs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 29, 2010
Not nearly cinematic enough or well-written enough to take that doozy of a step that so often separates "inspirational" and "hokey."
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 9, 2010
Through all the emotional heaves and tosses, Cena is dead on. Unfortunately, the direction by Mel Damski isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 6, 2010
A down-home fable of familial healing that asks wrestling star John Cena to hold his weight opposite Patricia Clarkson.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 10, 2010
The kind of fake movie that you sometimes see in the background of real movies as a joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 8, 2010
A well-meaning dud that'll put you out faster than a sleeper hold.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 10, 2010
Clarkson cries on cue, perhaps recalling what an awful film she's in.
September 6, 2010
John Cena radiates subdued menace and cool daring on screen. The problem is that he's intended as strictly dramatic wallpaper to this more suds than steroids coming of age wrestler story derivative of countless other sports tales.
September 10, 2010
Predictable but moving sports drama goes beyond wrestling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 9, 2010
1985's Vision Quest is still the best movie on the subject, and that isn't saying much.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 9, 2010
For a movie with a star wrestler at the center of it, Legendary doesn't pack much of a punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 10, 2010
Follows a straight narrative line to its cliched ending without a deviation from formula.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 10, 2010
Every emotional moment is punctuated by plinking piano, and every wrestling match is underscored by hard rock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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