Brian Helgeland

4

Poor

Legend review

It’s the Swinging Sixties and salt-of-the-Earf diamond geezers the Kray Twins, Reggie and Ronnie (Tom Hardy and Tom Hardy), rule London.

6

Fair

42 review

When screened at the White House earlier this year, 42 earned an enthusiastic endorsement from President Obama and his First Lady. One can see why they liked it so much.

7

Good

8

Great

Green Zone

About the only criticism you could lob at Kathryn Bigelow’s Hurt Locker from last year was its lack of political context.

4

Poor

The Taking of Pelham 123

Denzel Washington has a thing for hostage negotiation scenarios: see John Q and Inside Man. Director Tony Scott has a thing for vehicles.