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The Bourne Legacy

In this continuation of the Bourne franchise we learn Jason (Matt Damon) was not the only operator specially trained by the CIA. Now the series follows Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), another spy who finds his life is in jeopardy when the government agency decides to close down the program. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B+
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 135
Theater Release: 10 Aug 2012
Video Release: 10 Dec 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Bourne Legacy Rated PG-13?


Violence: A man is hunted and attacked by wolves that later kill an animal. A man is shot in the head. Agents are poisoned. A man is killed when his home is blown up. A man cuts open his leg to remove a tracking device (blood is shown). A man traps his coworkers in a room and shots them before killing himself. Agents attempt to murder a woman by faking her suicide. Numerous other characters are shot, burned, beaten until bloody, attacked and chased. A character is injected with a virus. A SWAT team is sent in to kill a man. Shots are fired in public. Characters engage in a car/motorcycle race through a busy city with innocent victims injured or killed. A chemically altered man punches another and steals his bike. A character is shot in the leg with bloody results. A man is repeatedly shot in the chest. A male driver smashes into a pole and is killed. Characters undergo blood tests and injections.

Sexual Content: The script contains brief vulgar innuendo.

Language: Frequent scatological slang, terms of Deity, curses and mild profanities are used.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters are subjected to a drug program designed to enhance physical strength and creative thinking. However, they become dependent on the drug and begin to suffer withdrawals when the drugs are unavailable. Characters drink in social settings and a home. Some brief tobacco use is depicted.

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