The Bourne Legacy Reviews

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
July 17, 2013

The rather serious and businesslike film offers a handful of intense action scenes and some satisfying spy-vs-spy combat.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013

Legacy intact! Bourne Legacy ensures we've not seen the end of the franchise just yet.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
January 10, 2013

Renner's Cross isn't as compelling a protagonist as Damon's troubled Bourne, but when it comes to bruising combat he certainly delivers.

Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
December 17, 2012

Unless America is really that stuck on Matt Damon in the Bourne franchise, I see no reason that Renner's work here shouldn't make him a star.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
October 19, 2012

It couldn't ever hope to match the Paul Greengrass/Matt Damon movies for sheer punch and propulsion, but it's as close to replicating them as you could expect, and marks another excellent entry into the Bourneography.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 5, 2012

Nicely overlaps the previous films while carving a name of its own

Full Review | Original Score: B
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
September 27, 2012

'The Bourne Legacy' is by no means a bad film. Unfortunately, it just has trouble living up to the real world Jason Bourne 'legacy.'

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Patrick Kolan
Shotgun Critic
September 26, 2012

There's a lot to like about The Bourne Legacy, but it's hard not to feel a little worried that the rich complexity of Ludlum's past work might be lost in the transition-and that's a legacy that really needs to be upheld.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
September 25, 2012

"The Bourne Legacy" may not be the thriller the first three films managed to be. But, it's well written and very entertaining. Renner has become one of my favorite action stars.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Justin Craig
FoxNews.com
September 5, 2012

Though the weakest of the series, "The Bourne Legacy" is not a throw-away action film. It's one of the best thrillers of the year and a sure bet on the future success of the "Bourne" franchise.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Ed Gibbs
The National
August 31, 2012

If you can survive the first hour's complexities - you'll need to focus hard on the narrative to keep up - a pay-off, of sorts, awaits.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 25, 2012

Renner and Weisz make an entertaining action-movie odd couple, the terse man of action and the chatty scientist who learns fast how to react when the shooting starts.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE
August 24, 2012

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

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 24, 2012

It's watchable, but doesn't have enough sense of character or purpose to make us care about anything that happens

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
August 22, 2012

Jeremy Renner steps into this reboot of the "Bourne" franchise and the series doesn't miss a beat.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
August 21, 2012

"The Bourne Legacy" is a better than competent spy thriller that pays off on its promise to push up the spectator's blood pressure.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brent Simon
Screen International
August 19, 2012

An intelligent, fantastic piece of well constructed pop entertainment that has a certain air of erudite emotional remove.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Martain
The Mercury
August 19, 2012

It falters a little bit and it's really just an effort to keep a lucrative franchise alive without its iconic star, but it still seems to have plenty of life left in it.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
August 19, 2012

It's as good a story as you can hope when you're trying to keep a franchise afloat without the main character, but it still feels a little underdone.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
August 18, 2012

Jeremy Renner can't quite match the charm of Matt Damon in the leading role but it's hard to fault his passionate, energetic performance.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
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