As a vehicle for Tom Hardy's acting chops, Legend is a home run.
Unfortunately, that is where the positives of the movie end. It can be romantic one minute, ultra-violent the next, then reserved and introspective the minute after that.
It's clunky writing; every time the movie begins to gain momentum it trips on itself one way or another.
Also, you really don't care about any character other than the twins.
In a suspense thriller to rival Paula Hawkins and Tana French, a detective with secrets of her own hunts the killer of a woman who was the glamorous star of their high school.
Even back then, she was a mystery that I wanted to solve."I know my rating doesn't fully convey it, but I really did think this was a solid debut.
As an avid reader of mysteries and crime fiction, it's getting insanely difficult to blow me away in this genre, which makes it harder to find those 5 star poppers that are memorable long term.
And not just any classmate, but Rosalind Ryan, whose beauty and inscrutability exerted a magnetic pull on Smithson High School, first during Rosalind's student years and then again when she returned to teach drama.
As much as Rosalind's life was a mystery to Gemma when they were students together, her death presents even more of a puzzle.