Following two twin brothers, Reggie and Ronnie Kray (played by Tom Hardy), on their rise to power in the “gangster” world of 1960s London can be quite scandalous at times. Reggie is the master mind behind everything: buying up clubs and casinos, knowing when and where to strike next, and how to finance the firm. While Ronnie is violent one with a somewhat insane characteristic who doesn’t care what others thing. Together, the two brothers are able to orchestrate robberies and murders across London, all while trying to lead somewhat normal lives and evading the police. Reggie meets the love of his life, who is the narrator of the story. For her, a couple times, he goes “straight” but always falls back into the gangster life because he loves it and knows nothing else.
leaving Ronnie to head the firm and needless to say it starts to go down the toilet. So when Reggie returns there’s a dispute between the two. Ultimately though, they are brothers and would never kill one another to get what they want.
Near the end of the story Reggie’s wife, Francis (played by Emily Browning), starts to go deeper and deeper into depression because of her husband’s acts. Alongside that, we start to see Reggie go off the deep end as well. After all is said and done, the two gangster brothers ultimately got what they deserved: Reggie in prison and Ronnie in an asylum. I’m going to give this movie an “okay” because I would not watch it again, but like I mentioned before, it is one of the better gangster movies I have seen and I thought Tom Hardy and Emily Browning were excellent in it.
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