In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'The Bourne Legacy,' 'The Campaign,' 'Hope Springs' and More

9:00 PM PST 08/09/2012 by Paula Zulian
Universal Pictures
"The Bourne Legacy"

Wondering which film to go see this weekend? Check out what THR's critics say about the movies opening this week.

One of the most anticipated movies of the summer, The Bourne Legacy, hits theaters Friday.

The fourth installment of the franchise stars Jeremy Renner, who replaces Matt Damon in the action-adventure film directed by Tony Gilroy. Actress Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton co-star.

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Meanwhile, Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis star in the comedy The Campaign, which was directed by Jay Roach.

Read what The Hollywood Reporter's film critics have to say about the films opening this weekend, and find out how they are expected to perform at the box office.

The Bourne Legacy  
Jeremy Renner, who takes over the franchise's leading role from Matt Damon, plays Aaron Cross, a new off-the-grid Operation Outcome field agent. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

The Campaign  
The election-year release is timely, but an all-star comedy cast including Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis can't save director Jay Roach's political satire. Read Michael Rechtshaffen's review here.

Hope Springs (opened Wednesday)  
A midlife dramedy, the film features Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell, and offers a warm story about relationships. Read Justin Lowe's review here.

Nitro Circus: The Movie (opened Wednesday) 
Gregg Godfrey and Jeremy Rawle's doc starring Travis Pastrana and his friends bring their adventures to the big screen for the first time after years of web and TV videos. Read John DeFore's review here.

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$upercapitalist
This would-be update of "Wall Street" moves the action to Hong Kong, but feels no more fresh than the original. Read John DeFore's review here.

2 Days in New York
A tantalizing Franco-American stew for audiences with a taste for bawdy humor and nutty characters. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

Goats
Christopher Neil’s coming-of-age story meanders rather aimlessly much like its titular ruminants, fumbling to achieve genuine audience engagement. Read Justin Lowe's review here.

The Green Wave
Doc provides little new information for anyone who followed the topic on news reports and various social networks in 2009. Read Kirk Honeycutt's review here.

Meet the Fokkens (opened Wednesday) 
The doc follows Louise and Martine Fokkens, sibling prostitutes, who recently penned a memoir about their unconventional career. Read John DeFore's review here.

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Red Hook Summer
Spike Lee's return to rough-and-ready independent filmmaking is not the invigorating creative shot in the arm that the director's admirers might have wished for. Read David Rooney's review here.

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