This Poster for the New Tom Hardy Movie Found a Sneaky Way to Include a Bad Review

by John Boone 11:22 AM PDT, September 09, 2015
Photo: Universal Pictures

All we needed to know about Legend, the British mobster movie out Sept. 9, is that Tom Hardy plays twins, like he’s in The Parent Trap or something. (Also, it stars our favorite boyfriend, Taron Egerton.)

But the team behind the movie also wants you to know it’s “UNMISSABLE...A BRITISH CLASSIC,” according to this new poster, which also boasts five-star reviews from Mirror Online and Sunday Express and four-star reviews from Empire, Total Film, Glamour and MTV.

Photo: Universal Pictures

But, uhh, did you happen to notice something rather sneaky in there?

Photo: Universal Pictures

That’s a two-star review from The Guardian. Kind of genius. Evil, but genius.

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The poster was actually tweeted out by the original reviewer, Benjamin Lee:

In his two-star review for The Guardian, Lee writes that Hardy has “flashes of brilliance,” but occasionally “falls into broad ‘crazy eyes’ villainy, with a voice that recalls a slightly more distinct Bane.” Of the movie itself, he ultimately determines it is “less thrilling than last year’s Locke, which saw Hardy take some phone calls in a car.”

“It’s a disappointingly shallow take on a fascinating period of time and leaves us sorely uninformed, as if we’ve skim-read a pamphlet,” Lee concludes. “The legend might live on but Legend certainly won’t.”

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