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Based on 37 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 288 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Trouble enters only when the script overcomplicates things in the end. Until then, especially in a growling dogfight, director Francis Lawrence (Constantine) keeps you squirming. show more

  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    If you want lots of Will Smith and industrial-strength special effects, the movie delivers. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A little more than halfway in, Legend, based on the book by Richard Matheson (which also spawned 1971's Omega Man and 1964's TheLast Man on Earth), deteriorates into a schlocky zombie horror flick and loses its steam. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The star, as solo practitioner, does a terrific job of holding our attention when we're not taking in surreal vistas of a deserted Manhattan that are fascinating in their own right. Still, zombies are zombies, and this nasty lot, mostly digital creations of variable quality, keep draining the distinction that the movie seeks and occasionally finds. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    I Am Legend is essentially "28 Days Later" . . ., or "28 Weeks Later" . . ., only with millions more for special effects, and with nothing approaching the heart-pounding, bloodcurdling power and smarts of the two British-made yarns. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The Manhattan movie of the year, Francis Lawrence's I Am Legend, offers a stunning glimpse into how the city - as we know it today - might look in 2012 if it were abandoned in 2009. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Smith, sporting a newly buffed physique, delivers an extraordinary performance as a man slowly coming unglued under the strain of no human contact and a constantly alternating role of hunter and prey. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    If it is true that mankind has 100 years to live before we destroy our planet, it provides an enlightening vision of how Manhattan will look when it lives on without us. The movie works well while it's running, although it raises questions that later only mutate in our minds. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Smith carries it, even after the story loses its nerve. This film is the opposite of “Transformers”: It’s all about the unsettling silence, not the noise. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    For horror fans, Halloween came a little later than usual this year, but it was worth the wait. show more

  • April 03, 2010 dannylombara
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    Soo bloody and disgusting

  • March 14, 2009 Paul Preister
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    one of my favorite movies ever! and just like my favorite video game Left4Dead. two thumbs way up!

  • October 23, 2008 Jj33Ss33
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    I thought this movie was AWESOME!!!!!!!!! the computer animation was great, and it had a great story-line. Except fot the ending I think this movie was as good as it gets.

  • October 06, 2008 JCaldwe8
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    While being a fan of Will Smith I found this movie so disappointing. The computer generated deer, lions and "infectees" were all a big letdown. Will's acting and Sam, the dog, were wonderful as was the backdrop of a hauntingly beautiful postplague New York City but so much more could have been done to make this a great film. I wrongly purchased the cd instead of renting first. I could have saved the money. I'd give it a 2 out of 10 just for the backdrop, dog and Will. Such a disappointment.

  • September 03, 2008 Golfcartcrazy345
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    i love this movie i is great and with Will Smith it is even greater

  • August 20, 2008 Patrick Duffy
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    One of the worst movies I have ever seen....butchered the book it was based upon, there were so many plot-holes that it looked like a bunch of sketches put together, plus it just seemed like huge gaps were left out, the ending was laughable, how could u make a "R" rated book into a sell-out PG-13 movie...only decent part of the movie was Will Smith's acting and the interaction with the dog...overall, one of the most dissappointing movies I have seen.

  • July 05, 2008 jcis8
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    Three little birds

  • July 03, 2008 tugud2btroo
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    I absolutely LOVE this movie!!! I could watch this over and over! Want ti on DVD. Will is a great actor.

  • July 03, 2008 esef19
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    The stupidest movie ever!

  • July 02, 2008 AFgurlie311
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    One of my favorite movies! I thought Smith did and awesome job and everyone I know who went to go see it, LOVED it! I would highly recommend it in theaters or on DVD...I will buy it as soon as it comes out.

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