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"Legion" * (out of four): An archangel rebels against God's plan and falls to Earth - stirring up an unholy mess of a film and squandering an unexpected mix of dedicated actors.

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"Legion" seems to offer an intriguing premise - an archangel rebels against God and intervenes in His plan to exterminate all mankind because He has given up hope for His creation. Sadly, the film is a mess. It squanders an unexpected mix of actors - who could have anticipated Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Kate Walsh, and Charles S. Dutton in the same film?? - on an incoherent script that lacks even a basic internal logic. Horror films can sometimes get away with playing a bit looser than straight dramas in the areas of storyline and exposition, but "Legion" asks the viewer to accept way too much on faith, without a strong corresponding payoff.

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