Jason Bourne's legacy is in good hands
—Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly
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.
—Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times
This latest Bourne doesn't send adrenaline surging the way "Ultimatum" did, but it's still a tense, well-acted thrill ride.
—Claudia Puig USA Today
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.
—Ann Hornaday Washington Post
It bodes well for the future of the franchise that Renner and Weisz share not only a gripping predicament but something more important: chemistry.
—Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Thanks to Renner's smart, charismatic performance and a couple of elegant action sequences early on, The Bourne Legacy mostly holds its own as a late-summer thrill ride - but only if you're able to wipe your mind clean of the knowledge that it could have been something more.
—Dana Stevens Slate
A solid success, primarily though not entirely because of Jeremy Renner.
—Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal
The new movie continues the Bourne tradition of exciting, reality-based thrillers, but when the series lost its star it lost most of is soul.
—David Denby The New Yorker
It's all sound and fury signifying nothing except a desperate need to feed a franchise.
—Peter Travers Rolling Stone
The overall tone is familiar, refried, redundant.
—Richard Corliss Time