The Bourne Legacy parents guide

The Bourne Legacy

Overall C

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.

Release date August 10, 2012

Violence D
Sexual Content B+
Profanity C
Substance Use C+

Why is The Bourne Legacy rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Bourne Legacy PG-13 for violence and intense action sequences.

Run Time: 135 minutes

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The Bourne Legacy
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Bourne Legacy rated PG-13? The Bourne Legacy is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for violence and intense action sequences.

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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The Bourne Legacy
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence. Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Violence.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Children, Violence.
Ontario 14A Language May Offend, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Bourne Legacy is directed by Tony Gilroy and stars Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Bourne Legacy movie is December 10, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Bourne Legacy

Release Date: 11 December 2012

The Bourne Legacy releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following bonus extras:

- Feature Commentary with director/co-writer Tony Gilroy, co-writer Dan Gilroy, editor John Gilroy, director of photography Robert Elswit, second Unit director Dan Bradley and production designer Kevin Thompson.

-  Capturing Chaos

- Re-Bourne

- Deleted Scenes

- Enter Aaron Cross

- Crossing Continents: Legacy on Location

- Man vs. Wolf

- Wolf Sequence Test

- Moving Targets

- Pocket Blu

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The three films in the franchise preceding this one are The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum.