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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 7.2/10
Reviews Counted: 190
Fresh: 154
Rotten: 36

Critics Consensus: A well-maded sequel that delivers the thrills.

Average Rating: 6.9/10
Reviews Counted: 43
Fresh: 32
Rotten: 11

Critics Consensus: A well-maded sequel that delivers the thrills.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3.9/5
User Ratings: 704,887

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Movie Info

The second chapter in the "Bourne Trilogy," based on Robert Ludlum's best-selling espionage novels, reaches the screen in this sequel to the 2002 thriller The Bourne Identity. Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) has abandoned his life as a CIA assassin and has been traveling beneath the agency's radar, eventually reconnecting with Marie Kreutz (Franka Potente), the woman he loves. But Bourne is haunted by vivid dreams and troubling memories of his days as a killer, and he's not certain how much really … More

Rating:
PG-13 (for violence and intense action, and brief language)
Genre:
Drama , Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By:
Tony Gilroy , Robert Ludlum
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Dec 7, 2004
Box Office:
$176.0M
Runtime:
Universal Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for The Bourne Supremacy

All Critics (190) | Top Critics (43) | Fresh (154) | Rotten (36) | DVD (43)

[Director] Greengrass proves himself equally adept at action, building on the edginess of Doug Liman's original with a feverish handheld camera and frenetic editing.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Of its kind, The Bourne Supremacy is incredibly skilled -- much more exciting than its predecessor.

August 3, 2004
New Yorker
Top Critic

Another of those incoherent Robert Ludlum spy thrillers with more logistics than logic.

Full Review… | July 29, 2004
New York Observer
Top Critic

An entertaining, well-constructed spy story (though not as satisfying as the first film -- perhaps because it's not as simple).

Full Review… | July 24, 2004
Salon.com
Top Critic

The movie is utterly synthetic.

Full Review… | July 23, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

Good enough to make one have faith in certain things again, like spy movies, sequels and the charismatically low-key, quietly lethal movie-star charisma of Matt Damon.

Full Review… | July 23, 2004
Toronto Star
Top Critic

A minor step above the entertaining (yet underwhelming) The Bourne Identity...

Full Review… | August 12, 2012
Reel Film Reviews

Second in trilogy is a smooth but violent thriller.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

More than adequately serves as a no-nonsense escapist action thriller.

Full Review… | December 11, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

As Bourne seeks to uncover his past and bury those who would cross him, director Paul Greengrass masterfully blends sight, sound and silence to do much more than entertain: This film leaves a deep psychological imprint.

Full Review… | September 25, 2010
Suite101.com

While not as engaging as "The Bourne Identity," the sequel fills a void in the undernourished spy movie genre.

July 11, 2010
ColeSmithey.com

What more could you ask for in a sequel?

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Um filme de espiões para adultos.

Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Cinema em Cena

A huge leap of faith is required to connect, and many plot details appear to have not been properly thought through.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile

It is a spy film for adults and it avoids over the top pyrotechnics and jokey one-liners, and instead delivers a mature, intelligent thriller.

August 3, 2007
KPBS.org

By the end of the film, we've more or less given up trying to figure out how the characters are making their deductions; we just have to take it on faith that somehow everyone knows to go to a specific address in Moscow.

Full Review… | July 14, 2007
Big Picture Big Sound

A thriller with a brain, a grown up film for grown ups

Full Review… | October 30, 2006
Apollo Guide

Flashes of color and streaks of movement can make for a striking picture, but only if you can see what's taking place, not to mention if you care about who is in jeopardy.

Full Review… | September 29, 2006

Where it could have descended into a revenge drama, it settles for justice instead -- and not the kind that puts down one's enemies, but the kind that calls for confession, even reconciliation.

September 8, 2006
Christianity Today

Supremacy is, minor quibbles aside, a worthy successor to The Bourne Identity.

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Stylish, full throttle, nobody's-pretending-this-is-art summer movie fun.

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

At times, it's a bit too much like watching the Zapruder film, but... it keeps the audience sharp by forcing them to search for clues and stay focused on the action.

Full Review… | July 25, 2005

The Bourne Supremacy offers both brains and brawn, but without the ability to enjoy any of the action, the film falls to mediocre levels.

Full Review… | July 5, 2005
Bullz-Eye.com

Yet another of the all reason-defying examples of sequels that are as good as if not better than their earlier films.

Full Review… | March 14, 2005
Dark Horizons

Improves on the original by leaps and bounds.

Full Review… | March 5, 2005
NYC Film Critic

Audience Reviews for The Bourne Supremacy

½

Hyper-caffeinated camerawork and editing really detract- Greengrass incapable of holding a shot. Dammit, my eye moves around the frame you don't have to move them for me. Still - a lot of smart fun and Damon is very good.

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Bob Stinson

Super Reviewer

It's witty and stylish, especially with the addition of director Paul Greengrass. The Bourne Supremacy picks up where 'Identity' left off with even more action/thrills and a well-made script that personifies this rogue amnesiac super agent. 4/5

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Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

16/02/2013 (Online)

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EightThirty
EightThirty .

Super Reviewer

although often chided for being the lesser of the three, this is still and excellent action film and completely worthy of the franchise. a solid addition to one of the best action franchises of all time.

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sanjurosamurai
danny d

Super Reviewer

The Bourne Supremacy Quotes


David Webb/Jason Bourne:
What did I say, if I even feel someone behind me I'll bring this fight to your doorstep.
– Submitted by Brandon M (2 years ago)
Pamela Landy:
Pamela Landy.
David Webb/Jason Bourne:
I hear you're still looking for me.
– Submitted by Cameron S (2 years ago)
David Webb/Jason Bourne:
You killed Marie.
Ward Abbott:
*You* killed Marie. The moment you got into her car. The moment you entered her life, she was dead.
– Submitted by Lucas M (2 years ago)
Jarda:
Word in the ether was you'd lost your memory.
David Webb/Jason Bourne:
You still should have moved.
– Submitted by Lucas M (2 years ago)
Pamela Landy:
How do I find her?
David Webb/Jason Bourne:
It's easy. She's standing right next to you.
– Submitted by Denmark H (2 years ago)
David Webb/Jason Bourne:
Get some rest Pam. You look tired.
– Submitted by Josh R (2 years ago)

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