The Bourne Supremacy Reviews

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Chris Hewitt (UK)
Empire Magazine
August 13, 2004
Exciting, emotionally layered and brimming with invention.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Christopher
Times [UK]
August 12, 2004
You can't put a price on a film-maker who still believes stunts should be shot in the street and not the editing suite
Nev Pierce
August 10, 2004
A brisk, engrossing and intelligent thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 10, 2004
The Bourne Supremacy is a sharp, intelligent thriller that expertly mixes international espionage with a revenge story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
Delivers as long as quibblers needing story, character and credibility can set aside their priorities.
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
August 7, 2004
If you enjoyed the "Bourne Identity" you'll enjoy the "Bourne Supremacy" as much - just don't expect much more than that.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
August 6, 2004
On balance The Bourne Supremacy is an engaging thriller (if less engaging as a character drama), and, at least in comparison to its predecessor, it reigns supreme.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 5, 2004
conveys a real sense of danger, both emotional and physical
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
August 4, 2004
Maybe even the great 007 could learn a thing or two from the new kid on the espionage-movie block.
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
August 3, 2004
Such an exhilarating thriller ... don't be surprised if you leave the movie sweaty and exhausted from the workout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
David Denby
New Yorker
August 3, 2004
Of its kind, The Bourne Supremacy is incredibly skilled -- much more exciting than its predecessor.
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
August 3, 2004
The picture fires on all pistons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
August 1, 2004
Hand Paul Greengrass his walking papers ... and tell him to take his hand-held camera with him.
| Original Score: 2/4
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
August 1, 2004
The acting was astounding, the plot was superb and the direction nailed it.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
July 30, 2004
Falls flat on its counter-intelligent face...If I wanted to watch an Olympic steeplechase, I'd wait for the Athens Games.
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
July 29, 2004
[Although] less intriguing than it is skillful, the follow-up to the 2002 hit delivers its characters, thrills and action very efficiently.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
July 29, 2004
Like Spider-Man 2, this film works in a very specific genre and seems intent on finding the layers underneath.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
July 29, 2004
Does what it promises -- gives great tense drama and action. However, jerky camera work is somewhat annoying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
July 29, 2004
The movie culminates with a sloppily edited car chase that goes on for so long that I had to be reminded: Was Matt Damon playing Jason Bourne or Sheriff Buford T. Justice?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Rex Reed
New York Observer
July 29, 2004
Another of those incoherent Robert Ludlum spy thrillers with more logistics than logic.
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