The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy

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The Bourne Legacy

Jeremy Renner (The Avengers) stars as a new CIA super-agent set in author Robert Ludlum’s Bourne universe, placed in a life-or-death situation triggered by the events of the first three films.

Retracing the time-frame when Jason Bourne closes in on his identity in New York, a division of the US Secret Service simultaneously decides to tidy up loose ends. But experimental operative Aaron Cross (Renner) isn't willing to be discarded.

Also stars Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton. This is an original story, expanding on Ludlum's novels, written and directed by Oscar-nominee Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton), screenwriter of all three prior Bourne films.

2012Rating: M, for violence and action sequences135 minsUSA
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Bourne again

Often gripping and with some fantastic action set pieces, including a prolonged car chase, The Bourne Legacy and is an entertaining, if not uneven, addition to the series. The film suffers for lack of a well formed villain, and characters who are rarely explored, as well as falling into the Bourne rut of rehasing the plot of the first movie over and over...

3.0
0

it was good

I enjoyed this film

3.0
0

Bourne there, done that...

The Bourne trilogy continues... but without Jason Bourne. Actually Matt Damon does appear - but just in a couple of still photographs, and the name 'Jason Bourne' pops up scratched onto the underside of a wooden beam. So why the fourth movie? Well, why not? As the Hollywood adage goes "If a cow gives cash, milk it for all it's worth." But the trouble's in...

2.0
0

The Best out of All Bourne Movies!!!

This is a great movie, I loved the original Bourne movies but this has to be the best by far. A great movie I highly recommend :)

5.0
0

Fantastic Action Movie

Jeremy Renner is fantastic at bening another agent in this awesome Action Franchise however i did not care for the violence but it was a great story and Rachel Weisz did a good job as well. 5 Stars

5.0
0

on par with Matt

While a different storyline (Aaron Cross knows who he is), this new instalment of the Bourne movies is still very enjoyable. A little confusing at the begining, but with loads of action and flashbacks, it keeps you interested.. Would love to see Jason Bourne make an appearence in the next one of these movies!

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An overlong sequel that features too little action and an unnecessarily complicated plot.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Assured if not inspired, Legacy keeps the Bourne engine ticking over without reaching top gear. The action's accomplished and Renner's fine. Without Matt Damon, however, it feels like a placeholder.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Renner and scientist Rachel Weisz are sympathetic enough (although lacking in Matt Damon's all-American approachability), and the movie flies along briskly.

3.0
0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

With The Bourne Legacy, Gilroy has brought characteristic taste and skill to a nearly impossible task: embracing the past without completely erasing it, thereby creating an invitingly complicated and open-ended future.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

By the time Rachel Weisz, as a scientist called Dr. Marta Shearing, showed up in a lab coat, I stopped trying to parse every plot twist and just went with the action flow.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Jeremy Renner out-toughs Matt Damon in the fourth Bourne installment. But is the franchise already outmoded?

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Gilroy stages two riveting shootouts involving Marta at work and home. And there's a killer chase scene in Manila as the bad guys try to knock Aaron and Marta off their speeding motorcycle. It's all sound and fury signifying nothing except a desperate need to feed a franchise.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The Bourne Legacy is always gripping in the moment. The problem is in getting the moments to add up.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Complex, unexpected and dazzling, alternating relentless tension with resonant emotional moments.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The visceral excitement is muffled by familiarity, an insufficiently conceived lead character and the sheer weight of backstory and multiple layers of deception.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

As earnestly as they have tried to continue the formerly excellent spy series, everything Gilroy and crew concoct only serves to mock the excellence and passion with which Greengrass delivered his films.

2.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Gilroy does the unforgivable by turning out a lean thriller at a fatty 135 minutes, mainly by making the conspiracy plot far more complicated than it needs to be.

0
Variety

Variety

press

An overlong sequel that features too little action and an unnecessarily complicated plot.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Assured if not inspired, Legacy keeps the Bourne engine ticking over without reaching top gear. The action's accomplished and Renner's fine. Without Matt Damon, however, it feels like a placeholder.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Renner and scientist Rachel Weisz are sympathetic enough (although lacking in Matt Damon's all-American approachability), and the movie flies along briskly.

3.0
0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

With The Bourne Legacy, Gilroy has brought characteristic taste and skill to a nearly impossible task: embracing the past without completely erasing it, thereby creating an invitingly complicated and open-ended future.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

By the time Rachel Weisz, as a scientist called Dr. Marta Shearing, showed up in a lab coat, I stopped trying to parse every plot twist and just went with the action flow.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Jeremy Renner out-toughs Matt Damon in the fourth Bourne installment. But is the franchise already outmoded?

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Gilroy stages two riveting shootouts involving Marta at work and home. And there's a killer chase scene in Manila as the bad guys try to knock Aaron and Marta off their speeding motorcycle. It's all sound and fury signifying nothing except a desperate need to feed a franchise.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The Bourne Legacy is always gripping in the moment. The problem is in getting the moments to add up.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Complex, unexpected and dazzling, alternating relentless tension with resonant emotional moments.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The visceral excitement is muffled by familiarity, an insufficiently conceived lead character and the sheer weight of backstory and multiple layers of deception.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

As earnestly as they have tried to continue the formerly excellent spy series, everything Gilroy and crew concoct only serves to mock the excellence and passion with which Greengrass delivered his films.

2.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Gilroy does the unforgivable by turning out a lean thriller at a fatty 135 minutes, mainly by making the conspiracy plot far more complicated than it needs to be.

0

Bourne again

Often gripping and with some fantastic action set pieces, including a prolonged car chase, The Bourne Legacy and is an entertaining, if not uneven, addition to the series. The film suffers for lack of a well formed villain, and characters who are rarely explored, as well as falling into the Bourne rut of rehasing the plot of the first movie over and over...

3.0
0

it was good

I enjoyed this film

3.0
0

Bourne there, done that...

The Bourne trilogy continues... but without Jason Bourne. Actually Matt Damon does appear - but just in a couple of still photographs, and the name 'Jason Bourne' pops up scratched onto the underside of a wooden beam. So why the fourth movie? Well, why not? As the Hollywood adage goes "If a cow gives cash, milk it for all it's worth." But the trouble's in...

2.0
0

The Best out of All Bourne Movies!!!

This is a great movie, I loved the original Bourne movies but this has to be the best by far. A great movie I highly recommend :)

5.0
0

Fantastic Action Movie

Jeremy Renner is fantastic at bening another agent in this awesome Action Franchise however i did not care for the violence but it was a great story and Rachel Weisz did a good job as well. 5 Stars

5.0
0

on par with Matt

While a different storyline (Aaron Cross knows who he is), this new instalment of the Bourne movies is still very enjoyable. A little confusing at the begining, but with loads of action and flashbacks, it keeps you interested.. Would love to see Jason Bourne make an appearence in the next one of these movies!

3.0
0