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The Bourne Legacy Reviews

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Ed Gibbs
The National (UAE)
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 P. 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
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Leonard Maltin
August 24, 2012
(Renner) has the required intensity and physicality to make his character-a highly-trained, genetically enhanced undercover agent-completely believable.
August 24, 2012
It's not Renner's fault the script is a heap of dung.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
August 22, 2012
It's a mostly unnecessary addition to the smart, exciting "Bourne" trilogy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jackie K. Cooper
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
Chris Stuckmann
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.
| Original Score: 2.5
William Bibbiani
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
Cole Smithey
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-
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
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
August 20, 2012
When it comes to action filmmaking Tony Gilroy still has much to learn, namely: don't expect underwhelming action sequences to be a life preserver in an ocean of complicated plot devices.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
| 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
Philip French
Observer (UK)
August 19, 2012
Reeking of a desperate attempt to keep a valuable franchise afloat ...
Widgett Walls
August 19, 2012
There comes a point at which you have enhanced soldiers fighting with non-enhanced people stuck in the middle...where you're just remaking Terminator 2.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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+
August 17, 2012
The film is too well-made and too well-paced to reek of cynicism...But rather than leaving you yearning for yet more Bourne, this exhausting fourth installment is more likely to have you citing one of the clearly stated themes in the film: "no more".
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 17, 2012
an accelerated action movie riff on "Flowers for Algernon"
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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