Tom Hardy again demonstrates – twice – why he’s one of the most versatile actors working today. Here he plays the twin Kray brothers, mobsters who terrorized London in the 50s and 60s. Despite being identical twins, the suave and brooding Reggie and the dangerously unhinged Ronnie couldn’t have been more emotionally and intellectually different.
Pity Brian Helgeland’s lurching movie about them comes off so tonally incoherent and disappointingly shallow. No clue whatsoever as to what made these psychopaths tick. But still worth catching for Hardy’s performance(s). (132 min)