• The Bourne Legacy (2012)

The Bourne Legacy

Release Date: August 10th, 2012

DVD Release Date: December 11th, 2012

PG-13 |2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

When the actions of Jason Bourne spark a fire that threatens to burn down decades of research across a number of secret intelligence agencies, Eric Byer (Edward Norton), the man who built the programs, decides he must sacrifice one of them: Outcome. Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), one of Outcome's six agents, and research scientist Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz) go on the run when Byer targets them for termination. But Cross proves to be a far deadlier target than Byer realizes.

Cast: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Ed Norton, Stacy Keach, Dennis Boutsikaris, Oscar Isaac, Joan Allen, Albert Finney

Director: Tony Gilroy

Genres: Thriller , Action

Production Co: Kennedy/Marshall

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: 2010s , Rescue , Doctor , Investigation , Tense ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe 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

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall 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 ReaPhiladelphia 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

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Nominated Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)