The Bourne Legacy
The Bourne Legacy (2012)

The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 10, 2012
DVD Release Date: December 11, 2012
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It isn't quite as compelling as the earlier trilogy, but The Bourne Legacy proves the franchise has stories left to tell -- and benefits from Jeremy Renner's magnetic work in the starring role.

Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE

(Renner) has the required intensity and physicality to make his character-a highly-trained, genetically enhanced undercover agent-completely believable.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Renner and Weisz work well together as two hunted souls who initially need each other for utilitarian reasons.

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

Jeremy Renner's stock-in-trade is a regular-looking joe who radiates a powerful undercurrent of danger. Given the new storyline, Renner is a perfect replacement for Matt Damon.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Shares crucial DNA with the earlier films but is drawn from the shallower end of the gene pool.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Gilroy's a fine writer - he also penned Michael Clayton - but without the discipline of an action veteran like Greengrass to rein him in, he indulges his weakness to over-explain things.

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Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post

Jeremy Renner... fills in Damon's shoes with relish, and better yet, with integrity.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Perhaps the most interesting question arising from The Bourne Legacy is just how long the filmmakers hope to trade on the Bourne name without any, you know, Bourne.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

It's twists and turns and nothing else. And fast and furious as it may be, if this is the best this once-smart series has to offer, this is no legacy.

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J. Olson
Cinemixtape

It won't provide the cinematic jolt that many are looking for in a "Bourne" film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A pathetic and useless follow-up to an excellent trilogy, making us follow another fugitive guy while Jason Bourne is only mentioned but never appears. Besides,… More
Chris Weber
Bourne series scripter Tony Gilroy steps into the director's chair for this sidequel that takes the ideas from the previous films, and runs with it, giving… More
Dean King
An interesting addition to the series which runs concurrent with the last film time wise. The plot is starting to get stretched a bit thin now though, I liked… More
Julie B
Perfectly decent.
Josh Lewis
The Bourne Legacy looks and feels like another entry in the well liked series, but is missing the interesting characters and revelations that made the trilogy a… More
Cynthia S.
I loved the Matt Damon Bourne movies for their fantastic, intriguing, and exciting storylines. This movie is nothing but one chase scene, after another...great… More