PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Thriller
An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.
Buyer tells Cross that they are "sin eaters," doing the "morally indefensible" but absolutely necessary thing, "so that the rest of our cause can stay pure." This is a reference to a short story by Margaret Atwood, "The Sin-Eater." The story is that a village has one person who is treated extremely well and whose job is to eat food symbolic of people's sins, so that he assumes all their sins so that they can die in a state of grace. The sin eater is extremely old and weighed down by the sins of hundreds of people. A young man is being groomed to be a sin-eater. The old sin-eater dies and the first task the pure and innocent young man must do is eat the sins of the sin-eater including the lifetime of sins he has consumed which, by extension, includes the sins of all the thousands that have been absorbed by endless generations of sin-eaters. In other words, lured by the comforts to be provided by the adoring villagers, the young man becomes the most damnable person in history. His only hope is that one day, many years later, another young man will be similarly lured into eating all the sins that this young man will have to bear.
Dr. Marta Shearing:
You've been shot!
Aaron Cross: It's all right.
The taxi that they ride from the airport to the lab, as well as the police patrol cars, are Toyota Vios that were initially released in 2007. The film is set in February 2005.
English, Russian, Filipino, Ukrainian
PHP 110,676,250 (Philippines) (12 August 2012)
$113,203,870 (USA) (8 November 2012)