Critics Consensus

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



Total Count: 104


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User Ratings: 312,672
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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, Rovi

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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
Doug Jones
as Ice Cream Man
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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Audience Reviews for Legion

  • Jun 12, 2017
    A film that had a good idea in ways but fell into that predictable plot of end of the world and this unborn baby can save the day (Yawn) It has so many plot holes I lost interest at times, It had some ok action scenes but that's all it had going for it, It had quite a strong cast but we never care what happens to them, predictable, Lazy at times, If the films execution was better it could of been something great.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 28, 2013
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 05, 2013
    The concept was interesting but the execution fails to impress in the end. I was hoping for a guilty pleasure film but this sadly doesn't ignite the screen like it should have. The biggest issue is the safe screenplay and directing, Paul Bettany was an inspired choice but he is just an average hero. Scott Stewart directs the action quite well but the dramatic scenes are quite dull and unimpressive, Lucas Black struggles with most of the scenes he plays in. The film could have been something of a cult gem but it misses the mark with a tired script and one dimensional characters, including a plot that confuses more than it explains. 10/11/2018.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 11, 2012
    This Christmas the angels are coming to wipe out humanity in the supernatural thriller Legion. The film follows a dark nativity story where legions of angels are sent to prevent the birth of a prophet and to bring about an apocalypse. The cast features some impressive talent, such as Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, and Adrianne Palicki, who do a fair job. However, the special effects are weak and end up hurting the film. Still, the action scenes are creative and energetic, which helps to keep the film engaging. Legion is entertaining and has a lot of solid action, but the story and the characters are underdeveloped.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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