The fourth installment of the highly successful BOURNE series sees the return of the franchise’s screenwriter, Tony Gilroy, this time stepping into the director’s seat for an entry which sidelines main character Jason Bourne in order to focus on a fellow estranged assassin (Jeremy Renner). Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz co-star, with Joan Allen and Albert Finney reprising their roles from the previous films.
4 stars out of 5 — “[With] a guns-blazing final act and strong performances from its entire cast…” (Box Office)
“THE BOURNE LEGACY is a solid success….[Gilroy has] staged a global cat-and-mouse game with hurtling energy, uncommon intelligence and admirable clarity.” (Wall Street Journal)
“Like any story with BOURNE in the title, this one scampers around the globe, with a big chunk of well-crafted showdown action set in teeming Manila….Jason Bourne’s legacy is in good hands.” — Grade: A- (Entertainment Weekly)
3 stars out of 5 — “Renner’s Aaron Cross soon proves himself a force to be reckoned with…” (Total Film)
“THE BOURNE LEGACY achieves its first order of business with intelligence and imaginative dexterity, building on the preexisting story…” (Washington Post)