Adam Markovitz
September 17, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Legendary

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
Limited Release Date
09/10/10
performer
John Cena, Patricia Clarkson, Danny Glover
director
Mel Damski
distributor
Samuel Goldwyn Films
genre
Drama

We gave it an C-

Plotwise, Legendary is an earnest high school wrestling pic that might’ve come straight out of a build-your-own-Karate Kid kit, complete with Teen Underdog (Devon Graye), Single Mom (Patricia Clarkson), and Mysterious Teacher (WWE star John Cena). But without the pep-talk fervor of that movie — the Jaden Smith or Ralph Macchio edition, take your pick — all you’ve got is a well-meaning dud that’ll put you out faster than a sleeper hold. C-

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