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This lavishly staged and costumed fantasy is about young Jack (Tom Cruise) and his lady love Princess Lili (Mia Sara), and how Jack battles Darkness (Tim Curry) to save both the Princess and the world. When the peasant Jack takes Princess Lili to see the unicorns, the strongest animals around, he does not know that Darkness, with his cloven hooves, yellow eyes, and red skin plans on using Lili as bait to weaken the unicorns which he does -- and plunge the world into an ice age. Soon after that disaster, Darkness captures Lili and, Jack has to rally his elves and elvettes to rescue her and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"All of the special effects in the world, and all of the great makeup, and all of the great Muppet creatures can't save a movie that has no clear idea of its own mission and no joy in its own accomplishment."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The cool costumes and set designs almost make it worthwhile, so long as the sound's turned down and you don't have to hear the witless dialogue"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Could have been a genre classic if it had benefited from a meatier screenplay and a studio that didn't butcher the final product."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
"The movie is enchanting and has moments of magic, but it's an utter train wreck, overwhelmed by cheesy special effects, dialogue writ insanely large, and a kind of goofy plot."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Thatcher. Reagan. Flock of Seagulls. These weren't the only evil things from the 1980s. There were also Hollywood fantasy movies such as this one . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
""glorious visuals -- shame about the script""
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Ridley Scott's exclusive-to-DVD re-edit of Legend, no pun intended, is fantastic."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"Scott is less interested in unraveling a plot than he is in capturing the look and feel of myth"
‑ Shane Burridge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Ridley's misstep."
‑ Victoria Alexander, FilmsInReview.com
"Perhaps ahead of its time, certainly too ambitious for its budget and its era, Legend is nevertheless a fascinating film"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Legend is a Gothic fairy tale brought to life."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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