Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. 38
    A by-the-numbers sports drama with a death grip on clich├ęs and acting every bit as flat as the mat, seems unlikely to draw much of a crowd.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    You'll come away from Legendary with no sense of what amateur wrestling is about.
  3. 38
    The script, by actor turned writer John Posey, has structural problems and motivational issues in between the cliches. And Cena, a few movies into his career, is still all presence and no acting.
  4. Most of the acting is amateurish at best, and the tone is vintage "Afterschool Special." But it does aim to be family-friendly, and at least it succeeds there.
  5. 20
    The only thing that remains a mystery is why anyone thinks they can pass off a poorly made, predictable-to-a-fault movie as inspiring entertainment.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Sep 26, 2010
    This movie is grate from start to finish, don't be put off by the low metacritic score!!! probably not for everybodys taste, but you wont no until you see it. Full Review »
  2. Feb 25, 2014
    I'm not gonna lie, I greatly enjoyed this movie. I felt it had a good, "sports movie" story line kinda like 2003's Radio. Solid performances also and a surprising performance from captain stone-face John Cena Full Review »
  3. Jan 2, 2011
    liked this one. I will add it to my library. good story line, with some meaning in it. was more of a chick flick type of movie. great for a rental.. Full Review »