Box art for Legion

Legion

action & adventure, horror, thrillers


At a remote desert truck stop, the fate of the world will be decided. Evil's armies are amassing.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    20%
  • Audience Score
    31%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
Consumerism
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
4 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Sex
1 out of 5
Violence
4 out of 5

Angels battle for mankind in violent, bloody thriller.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Legion is extremely violent and follows a negative, apocalyptic plotline in which God has given up on mankind and sends an army of avenging angels to wipe out most humans. There's no end of blood, dead bodies, and strong language (including "s--t" and "f--k"), which makes it iffy for everyone except adults and older teens. Ultimately the movie celebrates empathy and selflessness as the saving graces of the human race, but these things come packaged with a large quantity of brutality.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the film's premise. How does its more religion-centric take on an apocalyptic future compare to other movies about the destruction of humanity?
  • What's the impact of violent scenes like the ones in this movie? How does their fantasy nature affect that impact?
  • Which of the movie's characters can be considered positive role models? Why?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    20%
    reviews counted: 14
    see all Legion reviews
  • Audience

    31%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: There's a lot going on, a lot of theology, a lot of bad horror movie effects.

- A.O. Scott, At the Movies, Monday, February 1, 2010

Rotten: Alas, after a brisk start, the script turns out to be a rough and humorless beast slouching its way towards utter ludicrousness.

- Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly, Friday, January 22, 2010

Rotten: This feature debut by writer-director Scott Stewart may sound like an enjoyably goofy theo-horror romp, but it's a serious penance.

- Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader, Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Okay .. neat premise .. okay action . . I am pretty sure this is full of at least 2 dozen plot holes. BUT I had fun watching it. Not bad not good. I would almost say they tried very hard to not piss anyone off when it came to religion. Where they may have been able to go overboard one way or the other. In the end, like I said, I had fun watching it.

- jmanard52, Wednesday, June 16, 2010

2 stars

I wonder what's in God's mind when he watches this, maybe it goes something like this: "God damn it, people... what makes you think I'm gonna send all my angels to kill you all, Paris Hilton and Kanye West are enough to destroy all you assholes."

- citawijaya, Friday, November 5, 2010

2 stars

Boy, this movie sucked. Took themselves way too seriously and was way too cheesey.

- puffchunk, Sunday, October 24, 2010