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The Bourne Legacy Reviews

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½ April 6, 2017
Benefits from Jeremy Renner's incredible talent
April 2, 2017
WHAT I LIKED: Many regard this as a real blip on the franchise's radar, but frankly for me 'The Bourne Legacy' is not only as gripping and exciting as its three excellent predecessors; it's actually up there with the best. Yes the more personal and character-driven nature of this installment actually evokes the increased feeling of intimacy you got from 'Identity,' as the pacing's breathing-room and the brand-new character arc (as well as Jeremy Renner's magnetic performance) really capture and engage the human side far more than most make out. This means the tense moments (of which there are many) feel just as significant and nail-biting as ever, and the great action - and explosive finale - are really brought home.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: The side of the plot that this character stuff surrounds is certainly less developed and interesting than Paul Greengrass' more sophisticated efforts.
VERDICT: Driven by character and a great performance from Jeremy Renner, 'The Bourne Legacy' is more than a worthy entry to this brilliant series. It's a bloody great film of its own.
March 31, 2017
Rachel Weisz and Jeremy Renner are so wonderful together. Please make another movie with these two! Love this movie. Hate all of Matt Damon's Bourne films. He sucks in them.
½ March 14, 2017
"The Bourne Legacy" is the 4th instalment in the Bourne series, and I have to say it broke the streak of great Bourne movies. I think a lot of people do bash on this movie a little too much though, it still is an entertaining watch, however compared to the Matt Damon Bourne movies, this movie did not even compare. Jeremy Renner (Aaron Cross) did a very good job in his role as the "new Bourne" character, as I found him to be by far the best part of this movie. The part that lost me with "The Bourne Legacy" is the lack of authenticity that came with the Bourne movies, it just felt like a generic action movie, rather than part of a great film series. The pacing was also an issue for me, the excitement factor stayed at an overall sub-average level, and never really got really excited with a few rare exceptions. While "The Bourne Legacy" isn't as bad as a lot of people think, it is no better than an average action movie, and is only worth watching if you're bored.
½ March 9, 2017
I loved the action in it and the acting was alright... :D It's just the fact that the ending was stupid and the story didn't really seem to have a point... lets just say that this is the first time I actually ever wanted to get up and leave in the middle of the movie... :(
½ March 3, 2017
Not a real Jason Bourne movie without Jason Bourne, plus the movie relies too heavily on medication instead of people
February 20, 2017
This movie is lucky it was partly filmed in the Philippines. Without those scenes, I would give it 2 stars.
½ January 15, 2017
It's good movie to watch
½ December 21, 2016
The title has "bourne" in it. That's an interesting title for a film that has ZERO bourne in it.
½ December 20, 2016
Action movie. It was thrilling at some points, but for the most part, just an action movie going through the formula.
½ December 11, 2016
Assez bon en fait, ne serait-ce que du charisme absent de Jeremy Renner...
December 11, 2016
Quite simply, The Bourne Legacy is an inferior film to the last three in every way. Jeremy Renner does a good acting job, but the movie is another tired example of a cash grab using the "This hero is even stronger" and the "this enemy is even badder" theme, complete with a tip of the iceberg metaphor from Ed Norton. Throw in the concept that Renner's character is a supersoldier who uses "chems" aka steroids to be even stronger and you have a laughable plot bolstered by some admittedly neat action sequences.
December 3, 2016
This is better and WAY more fun than 2016's Jason Bourne. The lack of shaky-cam action is a much needed change of pace, with Renner having plenty of cool action star moments (gun fight in house, climbing up walls, fighting a friggin' wolf). He even speaks more than twice in one movie! Yes, the science is stupid. Yes, the script projects the image of a studio pushing to make money. Yes, the overall story is kinda useless. Still, I'll take useless & fun ("Legacy") over useless & dull ("J. Bourne") any day.
December 3, 2016
The Bourne Legacy has a few interesting fight scenes, but it is no Jason Bourne movie and you can't help but feel this is a slap in the face from Tony Gilroy to the real franchise achievers, Greengrass and Damon.
November 26, 2016
liked him even more than matt, wish there were more.
November 5, 2016
Best of the Bourne movies.
½ November 1, 2016
The first half of the film ends up being a bore due to a story that just isn't all that compelling. There were also a few instances where the characters did stuff that didn't make a whole lot of sense. The movie tries to make up for these faults in the second half with a few action scenes and a final big action scene at the end that is quite engaging to watch. However it's not enough to save this film from being the worst out of all the Bourne movies. It's an OK film. Nothing more.
October 23, 2016
The movie is obviously lacking in the intelligence of the previous Bourne series. And what's with that sudden ending?
October 23, 2016
Actors saved this movie.
October 17, 2016
Jeremy Renner has shot to stardom by inking himself to an array of successful franchises from, Mission Impossible to the Avengers. The Bourne series is yet another feather in his fluttering hat. Renner plays an operative who is supposed to be terminated along with the others as a result of the whole Jason Bourne fiasco. Renner however doesn't abide and with the help of Rachel Weisz, a doctor, he sets off on a personal mission to obtain the drugs to prevent a critical withdrawal.

With a heavyweight cast, which includes Ed Norton, Scott Glenn and Stacy Keach, The Bourne Legacy is equipped with all the tools it needs to add to the high octane Bourne Legacy, no pun intended. The story unwinds parallel to the Jason Bourne saga, which is clever and enjoyable for hardcore Bourne fans. There are the expected jaw dropping stunts, fights and chases to satisfy the action junkie in all of us. The story is also more of a stand-alone rather than an open-ended one meaning it's nicely tied up in a ribbon for viewers without the expectation for a sequel. Renner plays his role well but somewhat pales in comparison to Matt Damon and while director, Tony Gilroy certainly does justice to the franchise, The Bourne Legacy is more of a deserving sidekick to the original trilogy.

Action and Bourne fans alike should enjoy Legacy provided they don't go in expecting Jason Bourne.
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