Legendary (2010)

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 10, 2010
DVD Release Date: December 28, 2010
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Maudlin, predictable, and clichéd, Legendary pins its talented cast under a heavy layer of formulaic schmaltz.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

Follows a straight narrative line to its cliched ending without a deviation from formula.

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...

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Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Cena?s a game actor, but imagining him in the same gene pool as the petite Clarkson or the scrawny Graye is too much of a stretch.

Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

Exactly what you might expect, right down to the montage of blindfolded tussling, jogging and high-fives to the tune of unrelenting inspirational music.

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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter

Patricia Clarkson's charismatic warmth elevates an awkward inspirational sports drama.

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Mike Scott

Not nearly cinematic enough or well-written enough to take that doozy of a step that so often separates "inspirational" and "hokey."

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

It may not live up to that grandiose title, but this rousingly sweet little flick is certainly nothing to go out of your way to avoid.

Ronnie Scheib

Better thesped and helmed than its schmaltzy premise probably warrants.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

As schmaltzy after-school special/Hallmark Hall of Fame family fare goes, Legendary isn't so bad.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
This film is quite predictable, formulaic, and far from original, yet it is well-meaning, inspirational, and I actually sorta liked it. It's flawed enough… More
Cast: John Cena, Patricia Clarkson, Danny Glover, Devon Graye, Madeline Martin, Tyler Posey, John Posey, Angelena Swords, Teo Olivares, Lara Grice Director:… More
Cynthia S.
Well slap my back, and call me Sally!!! I really liked this little movie. John Cena is surprisingly good. Devon Graye gives a great performance in what should… More
Sol C
The film isn't bad but it is not great either. It feels like an after school special. The film reminded me of movies like Win Win, Vision Quest, The… More
KJ Proulx
It's not the greatest film of all time, but it definitely is a very good one. I found myself feeling every emotion that the cast was feeling, mainly,… More
Brendan Nicholls
the film is well down until the ending which is just silly.