The Bourne Legacy Reviews

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013

No one wanted this. Not even lapsed Christians sought to be "Bourne" again.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 23, 2013

It doesn't so much as end as run out of running time.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
September 13, 2012

The Bourne Legacy is the strangest sequel to come out of the Hollywood studio system in a long, long time. It's a product of shallow studio greed and staggering creative ineptitude.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Erick Weber
NECN
August 24, 2012

It's not Renner's fault the script is a heap of dung.

Full Review | Original Score: D-
Chris Stuckmann
Moviedex
August 22, 2012

The Bourne Legacy exists only as a failed attempt to squeeze more juice out of a once-reputable franchise, which is hardly a legacy worth leaving.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
August 21, 2012

If this is the legacy of the Bourne franchise, we're better off just forgetting all about it.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Patrick Smith
Daily Telegraph
August 9, 2012

If this is Bourne's legacy, he should amend his will.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
August 11, 2012

There are a handful of key action sequences that are wrapped up in this really boring movie. It's like one of the lamest and least memorable pigs in a blanket you've ever experienced.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
August 7, 2012

The Bourne Legacy disgraces the family name

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
August 10, 2012

Might pass muster as a serviceable, if infuriatingly coy, Bourne spin-off if the lead were not so woefully miscast.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Henry Martin
UTV
August 16, 2012

Why oh why would you spoil the brilliance of a perfect film trilogy with a Bourne inferior? The Bourne Legacy is a fourth big screen adventure for the super spy but sadly one without a plot, a point and most incredibly Jason Bourne.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Matt Patches
Hollywood.com
August 9, 2012

'Legacy' has to dig deeper to find new ground to cover, introducing elements of sci-fi into the equation. The result is surprisingly limp and even more incomprehensible.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Pond
American Profile
August 21, 2012

After one of the best chase sequences of any movie this year, it literally slams into an ending that doesn't feel very much like an ending at all, leaving viewers adrift in a sea of unanswered spy questions.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ann Lewinson
Boston Phoenix
August 9, 2012

Renner projects too much complexity to be an action hero, and he and Weisz have no chemistry ...

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
August 17, 2012

Lacks the tight plotting that characterised the first three movies.

Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal
August 10, 2012

Disappointing recycling of bits from older "Bourne" movies with an unnecessarily complicated, slow-to-get-going and even by Bourne standards unbelievable plot.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
August 12, 2012

The Bourne Legacy may wind up being remembered as the New Coke of the Bourne franchise. It's really not all that much different, but it's likely to leave the public clamoring for Bourne Classic.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
August 8, 2012

Rachel Weisz is the best thing in this overlong slog through Matt Damon's table scraps.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Aaron Yap
Flicks.co.nz
August 15, 2012

All could be forgiven if the action delivered, but it doesn't.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
August 10, 2012

As mindless entertainment goes, Legacy is better than most with good dialogue and excellent character work from Renner. But it's incomplete and ultimately unable to carve out an identity of its own.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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