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The Bourne Legacy

ages 14+ | 85% Say It's Worth Your Time

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.

Runtime: 2 hr 15 min

Genre: Action , Thriller

Director: Tony Gilroy

Producer: Frank Marshall, Jennifer Fox, Patrick Crowley, Henry Morrison, Jeffrey M. Weiner, Ben Smith

Cast: Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach, David Strathairn, Dennis Boutsikaris, Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton, Joan Allen, Zeljko Ivanek, Rachel Weisz, Donna Murphy, Albert Finney, Tony Guida, Oscar Isaac, Michael Chernus

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  • Bob (Male)

    ages 15+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Did it meet my expectations for action? Yes. Was Jeremy Renner's performance good? Yes. So why do I say it's not worth your time?

    Renner's character was fighting for his life, OK, I get that, and can see how that would be a good motive for trying to get his blue medicine the entire movie. But what happens after he gets the meds and kills some people who are after him and the girl? Well, nothing.

    Perhaps the film makers wanted to leave it open for a sequel but they did a poor job with the ending of this movie.

    The action is engaging but it's all stuff we've seen before. It's nothing new enough to actually merit the time or the money spent to see it. There aren't any sex scenes, which was appreciated, but still, the overall movie is nothing special.

    Parents should know that there was one instance where a man violently shoots innocent and helpless people who are locked in a room and it's quite uncomfortable.

    January 14th, 2013 · Details
    5 Thanks ·
  • logdun (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    I would save this one for the dollar theater if I could have a do-over.

    The movie was intense and put me one the edge of my chair for the familiar Bourne chase scenes, but I had a hard time getting into the story. There seemed to be a few gaps in the plot as it progressed. I wished the director would have explained a little more about why the agents did certain things (you will know what I mean when you see the movie).

    The ending was not an ending at all. The only queue I had that it was coming was the queuing up of the theme song. Definitely one to see, just not for a high ticket price.

    August 21st, 2012 · Details
    3 Thanks ·
  • AaronShill (Male) Deseret News Critic

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Not in the same neighborhood as the Bourne trilogy, but still very engaging.

    September 17th, 2012 · Details
    2 Thanks ·
  • Sara (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Thought it was good, but agree... must see previous to fully understand.

    September 14th, 2012 · Details
    2 Thanks ·
  • joanna.carmony (Female)

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    I was thoroughly entertained during this movie. There was a lot of violence and swearing so I wouldn't recommend this to someone under 15. I enjoyed watching how the writers and director combined the old Bourne story with the new Bourne story. I also enjoyed the places they traveled to. I would recommend watching this movie.

    September 6th, 2012 · Details
    2 Thanks ·
  • Ohmy (Female)

    ages 13+ | Not Worth Your Time

    I had high expectations going into this movie that were not met. The plot was not original enough or interesting enough to make me think it was wow! or fabulous! The violence and gore of some scenes were disturbing and many details were left unexplained as the movie progressed. I had to wonder or make my own conclusions as to why certain things happened the way they did.

    September 2nd, 2012 · Details
    2 Thanks ·
  • BillyQ (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    Great action scenes, lots of guns. Good movie for high action. You will need to see the previous movies to understand whats going on.

    September 13th, 2012 · Details
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  • Jim (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    This was 100 percent everything I was expecting. If you've seen the previous Bourne movies you know what to expect - lots of action, fighting, stunts, and police evasion. Nothing extremely gory or disturbing. Don't expect anything deep or to leave the theater enlightened or intellectually stimulated. But if you want to be entertained and see some good action, it definitely delivers.

    August 12th, 2012 · Details
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  • jeremymacey (Male)

    ages 15+ | Not Worth Your Time

    In my personal opinion, this movie does not add to the Bourne trilogy in any way, sort or form. It tries to build the same level of intensity that the first three carried, but never quite achieves it. Action packed? Yes. Intriguing story line? Not so much. Instead it is a rehash of the same things we have seen before in other films, all of which were done better by other films.

    Parent's Note: Graphic violence ensues, especially in one scene that other reviewers have made mention of. Surprisingly, you also see a body thrown through the air like a rag doll after a motorcycle incident. Quite disturbing. There is some limited profanity as well.

    November 6th, 2013 · Details
  • ninerneale (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    I marked this for worth your time only because of the action sequences, they were done well and kept me interested in the movie. Was the overall movie good... no but I think it was still worth the rent I was just glad I did not go see this in theatres.

    September 9th, 2013 · Details
  • Clearplay

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    To be clear, The Bourne Legacy is not about Jason Bourne and was not directed by Paul Greengrass. On the plus side, the story melds really well with the previous Bourne films, and Jeremy Renner’s Aaron Cross comes off as more affable than Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne. On the minus side, the film does not have the frenetic tension of the previous three films, the director using a more narrative pace. While the previous Bourne films are superior, there’s a lot to like about The Bourne Legacy, as well. Give it a spin... See Full Review

    August 12th, 2013 · Details
  • tbtoone (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Knowing that Matt Damon would not be the focus of this film, I wasn't sure what to expect going in. There is still plenty of action, suspense and chase scenes. I didn't like it as much as the original three, but think it's still worth seeing a least once, especially if you like a good action movie. There is a scene where a guy goes crazy and starts killing everyone in a research lab, and that was disturbing. The rest of the story sort of left something to be desired.

    March 17th, 2013 · Details
  • dogmanaut (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    A “sidequel” to “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Legacy” really only works as an addendum to the Matt Damon Bourne films, so it might be a tough sell for non-fans or first-timers.

    But if you know what Treadstone is and can accept the idea of a Bourne movie with only a few snapshots of Jason Bourne in it, there’s actually a lot to enjoy, including some memorable action sequences, an engaging new hero in the form of Jeremy Renner’s chemed-out superspy Aaron Cross, and solid acting all around.

    The one area where “The Bourne Legacy” really suffers, though, is in its plotting. To put it mildly, the ending seems a little artificial.

    That said, “Legacy” is a mostly satisfying watch, especially if you’re renting.

    As other reviews have pointed out, there is quite a bit of violence, including one scene depicting a mass shooting that could be unsettling for some viewers.

    February 8th, 2013 · Details
  • Gumpee (Male)

    ages 13+ |

    I liked this movie! Action packed! I like the first Bourne movies a lot. This is somewhat comparable, but doesnt meet the standards of the first ones. Will I buy it, yes.

    February 7th, 2013 · Details
  • davidrathbun (Male)

    ages 15+ | Not Worth Your Time

    I like Jeremy Renner and he did a good job - his character felt much more "real" than Jason Bourne. That being said, I didn't love the movie. The motorcycle chase lasts way too long. Aside from a few cool action moments: meh.

    February 1st, 2013 · Details
  • stolman (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Not a bad reboot of the Matt Damon version but not as good as Matt. If you like spy movies and thrills this is worth seeing.

    January 8th, 2013 · Details
  • smoman (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 14+ | Not Worth Your Time

    How many more agencies can the filmmakers invent to keep this story going?

    September 25th, 2012 · Details
  • Blaze187 (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    It was really good and pretty clean.

    August 15th, 2012 · Details
  • jonathan.viveros.18 (Male)

    ages 13+ | Not Worth Your Time

    I didn't feel the plot was as interesting as the Ultimatum. Some killings were a bit disturbing instead of adding to the action excitement. Don't get me wrong, it's a good movie, just not as good as I thought it would be.

    August 13th, 2012 · Details
  • britt124 (Female)

    ages 14+ | Not Worth Your Time

    While I admit the action scenes are good, the movie overall is slow. I felt lost most of the movie because I haven't seen the others in a while. While there is a lot of violence, there is little gore. The lack of plot leaves a lot to be desired.

    August 13th, 2012 · Details
  • andrewrwebb (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    The dialogue was fresh and far more realistic than the other bourne movies. The ending was a bit off, but overall, the movie was extremely entertaining. Jeremey Renner makes the movie.

    August 11th, 2012 · Details
  • racheljane

    ages 12+ | Not Worth Your Time

    I was very excited to see the newest Bourne movie. However, this movie did not live up to my expectations. The plot dragged on. I kept waiting for it to pick up and get to the real plot but it never did. It was like they took one movie script and divided it into 3 movies. The movie has the longest motorcycle chase scene. Beside that nothing happens!

    August 11th, 2012 · Details
  • Streetgrunt (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Slow in the beginning, but they did a great job of sticking to the story, great action scenes and I can see a sequel.

    August 11th, 2012 · Details
  • tpoppleton (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    While not the most exciting addition to the franchise, surprisingly, "Bourne Legacy" doesn't feel out of place either. Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz give solid performances and Director Tony Gilroy does a great job of maintaining the "Bourne" atmosphere, setup from the previous Doug Liman and Paul Greengrass films. But at the end of the day, "Legacy" suffers from the fact that it's a side-story, and ultimately feels like a side-story. You may find yourself wondering mid-film, “Why do I care about these characters, again?

    August 8th, 2012 · Details

Okfor ages12+