Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 6 out of 14
  1. The film has enough entertaining action and sly humor to please its target audience.
  2. Often resembles a prime John Carpenter thriller--call it "Assault on Manger 13"--until an overcaffeinated angel-fu climax significantly lowers the intelligence quotient.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    60
    Even when the blood-and-thunder hokiness of the over-the-top plot tilts perilously close to absurdity, the admirably straight-faced performances by well-cast lead players provide just enough counterbalance to sustain audience curiosity and sympathy.
  4. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    42
    After a brisk start, the script turns out to be a rough and humorless beast slouching its way towards utter ludicrousness.
  5. Even if you overlook the lousy lighting, awkward editing, and uneven acting, there's so much talking -- and so little story -- that your mind is likely to wander.
  6. Essentially a B-movie dressed up with A-level special effects, Legion looks spiffy but sounds bad with a lot of overwritten dialogue scenes and predictable action.
  7. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    40
    This wan rebooting of the Christ tale has decent acting, serviceable if familiar visual effects, a few jump-in-your-seat moments, and the always crowd-pleasing gimmick of a senior citizen cussing up a storm. But the down time between action scenes is deadly dull and the film's hoary cinematic shorthand (i.e., a young Black man enters the film to the sound of hip-hop and fights with his baby mama) is more terrifying than anything else served up.
  8. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    40
    The leaden dialogue and flat-footed storytelling hobble a talented cast.
  9. 33
    A cartoonishly grim supernatural thriller that could stand a lot less talk and a lot more thrills.
  10. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    30
    Legion may traffic in signposts of the apocalypse, but the whole affair mostly indicates that we're in the movie wasteland that is January.
  11. Reviewed by: Cliff Doerksen
    30
    This feature debut by writer-director Scott Stewart may sound like an enjoyably goofy theo-horror romp, but it's a serious penance.
  12. 25
    Profane, profanely silly and blasphemous to beat the band, Legion begins well before plunging into the abyss of tedium.
  13. Reviewed by: Nick de Semlyen
    20
    Could have been T2 with seraphs, or Assault On Precinct 13 crossed with Revelations. Instead, it’s a lazy genre bore. Doesn’t bode well for Priest, the next Stewart/Bettany film in the pipeline.
  14. 20
    As for Legion, well, if you've seen one plague of flies and death and angels at war with each other, you've seen 'em all.
User Score
4.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 168 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 80
  2. Negative: 50 out of 80
  1. Mar 10, 2011
    8
    Something tells me I shouldn't like that movie. But I did. I found it entertaining, and Paul Bettany's character very good. Why God's angels cannot deal with machine gun fire, well, maybe he should have checked Earth out himself before sending down his executioners.
    Good fun !
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  2. Sep 21, 2011
    2
    The movie is indisputably terrible. From the story plot line to the performances, "Legion" is very messed up. That's all I can say for this cinematic mess. Nothing good. Full Review »
  3. Jun 25, 2013
    0
    Very poor acting from the experienced cast, Which is sort of disappointing. Action scenes are poor, The plot is god awful. I only liked 1 scene, a battle scene near the end of the film, in this entire movie. To put it in simple terms, This movie sucks. Full Review »