The Bourne Legacy

There Was Never Just One


The Bourne Legacy
Although Bourne's name is in the title, he only features as a background character. The storyline takes place as the same time as the previous Bourne movie, and involves another assassin from the same project. He is dependent on secret pills to maintain his mental and physical edge, and, when the bosses decide to terminate the project, teams up with a female scientist to resist the move. Note: this is a different story to the Van Lustbader novel of the same name.

135 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Action, Adventure, Detective/Mystery, Thriller.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Jeremy Renner, Rachedl Weisz, Edward Norton, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach, Albert Finney
Director
Tony Gilroy
ScreenplayTony Gilroy, Dan Gilroy, inspired by the Bourne series of novels by Robert Ludlum
MusicJames Newton Howard
CinematographyRobert Elswit
EditingJohn Gilroy
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorUIP
Made in2012
Produced byUniversal Pictures, Relativity Media, Kennedy/Marshall, Captivate Entertainment, Dentsu, Bourne Film/Four Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, thriller
LanguageMild to moderate, infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceModerate, verging on strong, no focus on detail or gore
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseChemical use to enhance human strength
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
4
Tense Family Scenes
1
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconTalk, talk, talk and a wild ride.
10
Die Burger
François Bloemhof quote iconJongste 'Bourne' alte lekker aksieprent.
10
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconLooks first-rate but backs down several notches from the radically amped-up approach to physicality.
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe Bourne Legacy is always gripping in the moment. The problem is in getting the moments to add up. I freely confess that for at least the first 30 minutes I had no clear idea of why anything was happening. The dialogue is concise, the cinematography is arresting and the plot is a murky muddle.
13
ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote iconGilroy, Renner and Co. rocked it.
12
Metacritic.com
42 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
201 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIt isn't quite as compelling as the earlier trilogy, but The Bourne Legacy proves the franchise has stories left to tell -- and benefits from Jeremy Renner's magnetic work in the starring role.
11
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
Movie Review Intelligence
51 critics
12

What the People say

Internet
35395 Netizens quote iconMuch better than it had any right to be thanks in part to its two lead actors (Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz), who work acting miracles with a poor script.
14

Average .. 58%

12

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