Legend review – The rumours are better

Misleadingly titled, Legend gives a clumsy account of the Kray twins’ legacy that divulges less about them than that bloke you once met in an East End pub

“London in the 1960s, everyone had a story about the Krays,” but unfortunately for us we’re going to be told one by an unenthusiastic Frances Shea (Emily Browning). She’s Reggie’s love interest and the film’s omnipresent narrator that chugs the biopic along with all the conviction of a flat can of Coke. For some reason she’s been made omniscient too, detailing events that she couldn’t possibly have been aware of, just like every East Ender that has ever made up a tale about the infamous twins. My Nan’s friend’s dog knew them – sort of thing.

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