The actions of Jason Bourne have consequences for a new man.
" A momentum-driven thriller that depends less on star power than on epic action sequences. "
" The Bourne Legacy is one of Alfred Hitchcock's "refrigerator movies," in that it succeeds pretty well "in the moment" but starts to fall apart when considered in retrospect. "
" Perhaps the most interesting question arising from The Bourne Legacy is just how long the filmmakers hope to trade on the Bourne name without any, you know, Bourne. "
" Complex, unexpected and dazzling, alternating relentless tension with resonant emotional moments, this is an exemplary espionage thriller that has a strong sense of what it wants to accomplish and how best to get there. "
" Gilroy's a fine writer - he also penned Michael Clayton - but without the discipline of an action veteran like Greengrass to rein him in, he indulges his weakness to over-explain things. "
" 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. "
" Seeing a Bourne film for the plotting feels like reading Playboy for the articles, but if that's your thing, this is your movie. "
" Gilroy, who's had a hand in writing the previous three films in the franchise, cleverly overlaps the events of this chapter with those of The Bourne Ultimatum. "
" Renner and the audience deserve better. "
" Bourne fans will find much to enjoy about The Bourne Legacy, even if they are forced to do without the title character. "
" It all but squanders Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz, although with actors less appealing, "The Bourne Legacy" would be even worse. "
" This is a talky, draggy thriller, muddled by flashbacks and woefully low on action. "
" The movie's last hour or so squanders these rich narrative possibilities in an incoherently plotted, generically action-packed anticlimax. "
" Shares crucial DNA with the earlier films but is drawn from the shallower end of the gene pool. "
" A brisk and challenging film. "
" Gilroy keeps the Bourne mythology firmly intact while moving it forward, and leaves the door open for just about anything in the future. "
" Renner and Weisz work well together as two hunted souls who initially need each other for utilitarian reasons. "
" It's twists and turns and nothing else. And fast and furious as it may be, if this is the best this once-smart series has to offer, this is no legacy. "
" "The Bourne Legacy" makes the most of its inheritance and sets the stage for a long, rich genealogy to come. "
" Can a Bourne-again movie succeed without Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, without Bourne himself, and without a Robert Ludlum book as the production's turn-by-turn guide? Yes, it can. "
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