Brian Helgeland’s new film, Legend, treats the world to not one but two Tom Hardy performances. Counter-intuitively, adding a second Tom Hardy performance isn’t enough to counterbalance the film’s numerous shortcomings.
Gangster movies have been entertaining audiences since the inception of cinema. A well constructed gangster film can attract respectable actors, reap critical praise, and accrue the life-long love of fans in a way that few other genres can. Mean Streets, Infernal Affairs and Goodfellas are all classic films that continue to resonate with audiences long after their theatrical runs.