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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/10/2012

‘The Campaign,’ ‘The Bourne Legacy’ and more new movies


Will Ferrell as Cam Brady and Zach Galifianakis as Marty Huggins in “The Campaign.” (PATTI PERRET)
It’s a big week for new movies. Along with the new Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis flick “The Campaign,” moviegoers this weekend will also be able to choose from “The Bourne Legacy,” Meryl Streep’s “Hope Springs” and Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg in “Celeste and Jesse Forever.” Here’s what the Post critics had to say about all these new releases and more:


The Bourne Legacy” (PG-13) “Gilroy has fulfilled the movie’s second requirement with similar success, casting Jeremy Renner in a leading role that asks him to carry ‘The Bourne Legacy’ while easily co-existing with the titular ghost that haunts the franchise.” — Ann Hornaday


The Campaign” (R) “If only because of the actors involved, “The Campaign” has its share of laughs, which in a script penned by Chris Henchy and Shawn Harwell tends toward the broadest possible takes on slapstick, sophomoric sexuality and post-“Hangover” raunch.” — Ann Hornaday


Celeste and Jesse Forever” (R) “‘Celeste and Jesse Forever’ — which Rashida Jones co-wrote and stars in — turns into yet one more of a series of summer films in which attractive, ambitious young women are punished for not accepting the man-children in their lives despite their torn-teddy-bear flaws.” — Ann Hornaday


Hope Springs” (PG-13) “Within a Hollywood tradition accustomed to treating sex as something titillating, taboo, gauzily idealized or downright pornographic, finally someone has made a movie that treats it in the riskiest way possible: as the physical expression of intimacy between two flawed but recognizable adults.” — Ann Hornaday


Easy Money” (R) “Crime thriller meets cautionary tale in the riveting Swedish film ‘Easy Money,’ which warns moviegoers about greed, one of the seven deadly sins. Most viewers don’t necessarily need the reminder, but rarely are the avalanche-like effects of avarice so vividly and terrifyingly brought to life.” — Stephanie Merry


The Imposter” (R) “‘The Imposter’ follows the rules of documentary. The film doesn’t pretend to answer all of the questions about the still-unsolved case of Nicholas Barclay. But what’s most fascinating are the movie’s larger questions about why some people tell impossible lies — and why others believe them.” — Mark Jenkins


360” (PG-13) “...Though the cinematography looks sleek, with shots through windows and in mirrors, split screens and city lights that blur and sharpen, the stories equate to a tangled mess.” — Stephanie Merry

Also opening: Nitro Circus

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