The Krays (film)

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The Krays
The Krays UK poster.jpg
Original UK theatrical release poster
Directed byPeter Medak
Produced byDominic Anciano
Ray Burdis
Written byPhilip Ridley
Music byMichael Kamen
CinematographyAlex Thomson
Edited byMartin Walsh
Distributed byRank Film Distributors (UK) Miramax (United States)
Release date
  • 27 April 1990 (1990-04-27)
Running time
119 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office$2,060,847

The Krays is a 1990 British drama film based on the lives and crimes of the British gangster twins Ronald and Reginald Kray, often referred to as The Krays.[1] The film was written by Philip Ridley and directed by Peter Medak.[1]


The film charts the lives of the Kray twins from childhood to adult life. The plot focuses on the relationship between the twins and their doting mother (Whitelaw). Ronald (Gary Kemp) is the dominant one, influencing his brother Reginald (Martin Kemp) to perform several acts of violence as they rise to power as the leaders of a powerful organised gang in 1960s London.



The Krays holds a rating of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 14 reviews.


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  1. ^ a b Maslin, Janet (9 November 1990). "The Krays (1990) Review/Film; Twin Thugs With a Mother Complex". The New York Times.

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