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Based on 17 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 6 )
  • 50
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    For a movie with a star wrestler at the center of it, Legendary doesn't pack much of a punch. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Most of the acting is amateurish at best, and the tone is vintage "Afterschool Special." But it does aim to be family-friendly, and at least it succeeds there. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    This rousingly sweet little flick is certainly nothing to go out of your way to avoid. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Legendary is so intent on paying heartfelt tribute to dogged young athletes that it neglects basic story needs. show more

  • 50
    Washington Post

    Despite the hackneyed script by John Posey, Legendary is not without merit, and the story works fairly successfully as a family drama between Cal, Mike and their single mother, played by the dependable Patricia Clarkson. show more

  • 50
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    It's almost offensive that Danny Glover is relegated to playing the mysterious old confidante who haunts the same fishing hole as Cal. By the time Glover's character delivers the homily, Legendary is pinned to the mat. show more

  • 50
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Legendary is a soap opera with steroids. show more

  • 38
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    A by-the-numbers sports drama with a death grip on clichés and acting every bit as flat as the mat, seems unlikely to draw much of a crowd. show more

  • 38
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    You'll come away from Legendary with no sense of what amateur wrestling is about. show more

  • 38
    Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel

    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. show more

  • November 21, 2010 ewingmat
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    One of the best true story movies. it makes you want to stand up and cheer along. 9.8 of 10

  • October 04, 2010 bronxboy
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    This movie was not very good. I should have assumed that if CEna was in it it would be corny. The movie was pretty boring, and this is coming from some one that like biographys.

  • September 28, 2010 MikeJ0neSsSsSsSs
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    i thought this movie was really well done and john cena is a horrible wrestler and was horrible in the marine but got better in 12 rounds and now in this film he did an outstanding job in his role along with clarkson and glover i think this is well worth renting or even buying and watching it i promise you wont be let down!! p.s. Ftw pro wrestling on long island october 23rd at 8pm center island sports ronkonkoma long island 11779 call 631 546 8557 for tickets only 15$ there will be a tlc fatal 4 way match plus mick foley will be there!!!

  • September 13, 2010 ACottyKid
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    It started a little slow, but it was a wonderful story. The acting was wonderful (Patricia Clarkson brought me to tears.). John Cena took my breath away a few times! ;-) I'm going to see it again today!

  • September 11, 2010 MIKALEBOY
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    Nice family movie

  • September 11, 2010 JCfunBR
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    While unable to tug on the heart strings as strongly as certain other sports dramas, like Rudy for example, it does still provide a great look at the true nature of wrestling...and that is to compete with every ounce of your heart and soul, regardless of whether you come out on top.

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