|Rating: 7.2/10 (28,869 votes)
Director: Brian Helgeland
Writer: Brian Helgeland, John Pearson (book)
Stars: Colin Morgan, Tom Hardy, Christopher Eccleston, Joshua Hill
Runtime: 132 min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Released: 20 Nov 2015
|Plot: The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.|
Reggie Kray is a former boxer who has become an important part of the criminal underground in 1960s London. At the start of the film, his twin brother Ronald is locked-up in psychiatric prison for pathological violence and psychiatric instability. Reggie manages to pull strings to obtain the premature release of his brother, who is then quickly discharged from psychiatric prison. The two brothers then unite their efforts in controlling a large part of London’s criminal underground.
One of their first joint efforts is to muscle-in on the control of a local night club using extortion and brutal violence. Reggie manages to start a relationship with Frances, the sister of one of his crime partners, and this leads to marriage, however, he is imprisoned for a previous criminal conviction, which he cannot evade. While Reggie is in prison, Ronald’s psychopathic problems and violence lead to severe setbacks at the night club. The club is almost forced to close after he scares away most of the customers. When Reggie is finally released from prison, the two brothers have an all-out fist fight on the first night after Reggie’s release, but they manage to partially patch things up.