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Release Date: November 20th, 2015

R|2 hr 11 min

Plot Summary
Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray (Tom Hardy) and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running nightclubs and protection rackets. With police Detective Leonard "Nipper" Read hot on their heels, the brothers continue their rapid rise to power and achieve tabloid notoriety.

Cast: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Taron Egerton, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald, Paul Bettany

Director: Brian Helgeland

Genres: Crime drama, Biography

Production Co: Working Title Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Bar, Brash, Girlfriend, Quest, Intense, 1960s, Car, London, Police station

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  • This ungainly portrait strikes a lot of poses, as if inviting the viewer to admire its impressive cast list, fine period detailing, "cheeky" British humor, and insouciant attitude towards violence. But none of it disguises the fact that the film is also tonally incoherent, vacuous and structurally a bleedin' mess. show more

  • Hardy’s virtuosity saves the picture’s artificiality at nearly every turn. show more

  • It’s easy to buy Hardy’s dual performance, and it doesn’t get in the way of the film – although some actor-ly exuberance in the delivery of Ronnie can sound an off-note, with Hardy using some facial prosthetics around the jaw line which aren’t particularly subtle. show more

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