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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

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74

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

A well-maded sequel that delivers the thrills.

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Average Rating: 3.9/5
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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

Dec 7, 2004

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[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.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Of its kind, The Bourne Supremacy is incredibly skilled -- much more exciting than its predecessor.

August 3, 2004 | Comments (2)
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Another of those incoherent Robert Ludlum spy thrillers with more logistics than logic.

July 29, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Observer | Comments (2)
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An entertaining, well-constructed spy story (though not as satisfying as the first film -- perhaps because it's not as simple).

July 24, 2004 Full Review Source: Salon.com
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The movie is utterly synthetic.

July 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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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.

July 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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A minor step above the entertaining (yet underwhelming) The Bourne Identity...

August 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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Second in trilogy is a smooth but violent thriller.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

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

December 11, 2010 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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.

September 25, 2010 Full Review Source: Suite101.com
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?

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Comment (1)
Cinema Crazed

Um filme de espiões para adultos.

March 25, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

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

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
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.

July 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Comments (3)
Big Picture Big Sound

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

October 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
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.

September 29, 2006 Full Review Source: Lawrence.com | Comment (1)

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.

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat | Comments (2)
Film Threat

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

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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.

July 25, 2005 Full Review Source: www.kcactive.com | Comment (1)

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

July 5, 2005 Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com
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.

March 14, 2005 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

Improves on the original by leaps and bounds.

March 5, 2005 Full Review Source: NYC Film Critic
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Audience Reviews for The Bourne Supremacy

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.
April 2, 2007
brooklynspo

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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
August 1, 2013
Eugene Bernabe

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16/02/2013 (Online)
February 17, 2013
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.
December 28, 2012
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    1. 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 (20 months ago)
    1. Pamela Landy: Pamela Landy.
    2. David Webb/Jason Bourne: I hear you're still looking for me.
    – Submitted by Cameron S (20 months ago)
    1. David Webb/Jason Bourne: You killed Marie.
    2. 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 (22 months ago)
    1. Jarda: Word in the ether was you'd lost your memory.
    2. David Webb/Jason Bourne: You still should have moved.
    – Submitted by Lucas M (22 months ago)
    1. Pamela Landy: How do I find her?
    2. David Webb/Jason Bourne: It's easy. She's standing right next to you.
    – Submitted by Denmark H (2 years ago)
    1. David Webb/Jason Bourne: Get some rest Pam. You look tired.
    – Submitted by Josh R (2 years ago)
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