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'Legend' wastes a wild Tom Hardy in dual role

'Legend' wastes a wild Tom Hardy in dual role

Tales of crime and gangsterdom have long been tinged with a seedy glamour, a mix of grit and polish. The story of Ronald and Reggie Kray, twin brothers who were kingpins of the London underworld at the height of the Swinging '60s, adds a bit of psychodrama and is already the stuff of legend, with numerous books and movies based on their exploits.

"Legend" is directed by Brian Helgeland, who also adapted the screenplay from John Pearson's book "The Profession of Violence," and the movie attempts to tell the story of the Krays from the vantage point of Frances Shea, a local girl who would marry Reggie. This creates overlapping intersections of loyalty and affection...