“Jason Bourne” (Universal)

Matt Damon stars in a scene from the movie "Jason Bourne." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Universal Pictures)

By Catholic News Service

Matt Damon returns in the fifth big-screen outing for the memory-damaged and monosyllabic government agent who first appeared in the novels of Robert Ludlum.

Director Robert Greengrass, who co-scripted with Christopher Rouse, bookends the story with extended car and motorcycle chases, with the result that vehicle casualties considerably outnumber the body count from weapons. Although the number of shootings does necessitate an adult rating, the film’s lack of gore and relatively mild language makes this possibly acceptable for older adolescents — especially those who understand that the longer the car chase, the thinner the plot.

Frequent gun and physical violence, fleeting profanities. The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 — parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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