Legend

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Universal Pictures Released 1986

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Director:
Ridley Scott
Released:
1986
Rating:
PG
Legend stars Tom Cruise in this visually stunning fantasy-adventure in which pure good and evil battle to the death amidst spectacular surroundings. Set in a timeless mythical forest inhabited by fairies, goblins, unicorns and mortals, this fantastic story has Tom Cruise as a mystical forest dweller, chosen by fate to undertake a heroic quest. He must save the beautiful Princess Lily (Mia Sara) and defeat the demonic Lord of Darkness (Tim Curry), or the world will be plunged into a never-ending ice age. Directed by Ridley Scott, famed for his remarkable settings and unparalleled imagery, this incredibly realized fable is the stuff movie legends are made of.

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  • 75

    Slant Magazine Ed Gonzalez

    What with the film's cotton-candy mise en the scene, rhyming goblins ("Mortal world turned to ice/Here be goblin paradise"), sexless pixies and elementary light/dark metaphors that...

  • 50

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Despite all its sound and fury, Legend is a movie I didn't care very much about. All of the special effects in the world, and all of the great makeup, and all of the great Muppet c...

  • 50

    Miami Herald Bill Cosford

    The film seems just right for kids, though what older fans of Cruise ("Risky Business") and Scott will make of it is far less clear. [22 Apr 1986, p.B4]

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