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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Gilroy stages two riveting shootouts involving Marta at work and home. And there's a killer chase scene in Manila as the bad guys try to knock Aaron and Marta off their speeding motorcycle. It's all sound and fury signifying nothing except a desperate need to feed a franchise. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The Bourne series ended with the last installment, and now comes a 135-minute death rattle called The Bourne Legacy. It's a peculiar movie, both over-plotted and under-plotted, encumbered by layers of detail and yet with no details invested in or developed. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    This latest Bourne doesn't send adrenaline surging the way "Ultimatum" did, but it's still a tense, well-acted thrill ride. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A solid success, primarily though not entirely because of Jeremy Renner. He's a star worthy of the term as Aaron Cross, another haunted operative who, like Jason Bourne, is as much a victim of the government's dirty deeds as a covert super-agent. But the production is impressive too. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's smart, it's exhilarating, and Gilroy's depiction of a high-tech world where our every move is captured by surveillance cams and Big Brother-types deploying the latest spyware feels authentic, and troubling. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The introduction isn't as smooth as it could be, but eventually everyone settles into the right groove. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    The same tone and look are maintained, but the visceral excitement is muffled by familiarity, an insufficiently conceived lead character and the sheer weight of backstory and multiple layers of deception. show more

  • 65
    Movieline

    Like much of the movie, Norton's presence has a patient, diligent quality to it, as if what's on screen is just a slog to get through before some promised fun in the next installment. show more

  • 75
    Ann Hornaday Washington Post

    With The Bourne Legacy, Gilroy has brought characteristic taste and skill to a nearly impossible task: embracing the past without completely erasing it, thereby creating an invitingly complicated and open-ended future. show more

  • 75
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Bourne fans will find much to enjoy about The Bourne Legacy, even if they are forced to do without the title character. show more

  • December 31, 2012 uy00000000099963
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    Great follow up to all the other Bourne movies

  • December 19, 2012 jackd1207
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    Not quite up to par with previous Boune movies as far as storyline goes. However, it was entertaining.

  • December 13, 2012 Sir Raymond
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    Thought the movie was really done well. Although I miss Damon. Great action,Sometimes a bit hard to follow though. Still.....4 stars !

  • December 12, 2012 vandalwfs
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    Great movie!!! Different than the book but very well done. Jeremy Renner delivered a great performance. If you like the Bourne movies you won\'t be disappointed. Can\'t wait for the next installment!!!

  • September 29, 2012 demetriaspann
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    good action movie,but ended poorly maybe it will be a part 2 to complete it.

  • September 27, 2012 ho00000000129714
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    Well,I thought Rachel Weisz was clueless about how to play in an actual action movie.Most of the times she waited for a direction from others.She played this emotinal wreck like it wasn\'t even a psyho movie.Anyway,there are plenty of special effects for guys.I got in a bad mood after watching it.

  • September 17, 2012 cf00000000129482
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    Both my husband and I loved this movie! It was exciting. We can hardly wait for the sequel.

  • September 14, 2012 ng00000000125422
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    I watched every film in the series before walking myself to the theatre to see this. I purposely wanted to give this a good four-movie review. I was looking forward to it very much. And then, I came to the awful realization that this latest release in the Bourne franchise is not so good at all. Maybe even leaning towards bad. I can\'t be too committal on my disappointment because I have to admit some scenes where good and I was intrigued. But I couldn\'t help to feel that this thing wasn\'t peaking. Am I the only one feeling like this? The guy is just looking to fix his meds. The plot gets going, every one seems super important in their roles, there is a lot of following and a lot of killing, but the thread of the story... not there, right? I reached the end of the film literally asking myself, this can\'t be it? Is it? Wait! it is!

  • September 14, 2012 tweetymart
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    Slow and boring save your money.

  • September 13, 2012 csicop2
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    I Saw This Move Yesderday it Was Awesome.

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