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The Bourne Identity Reviews

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August 26, 2002
Spry and alive with possibility [but] also dramatically consequential... the first spy thriller in a good while to successfully marry intentions and deeds.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 22, 2002
The Paris locations are as central a flavour here as they've been in any espionage film since 1963's Charade.
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August 20, 2002
A fast-paced, unpredictable and edgy yarn that breathes new life into the espionage thriller genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 12, 2002
Now, our world is much more complex, the enemies much more gray. Bourne Identity is a clear product of that gray area, but somehow still harkens back to the good old days when a spy was still a spy.
August 8, 2002
The film may be more of a mess than the inside of Bourne's head, but its quirks, strangely enough, are what keep it interesting.
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July 26, 2002
...great kinetic, silly fun.
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July 25, 2002
A rollicking adventure yarn.
July 23, 2002
Aside from turning me away from the CIA, this was a good flick.
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July 20, 2002
The Bourne Identity is no mere summer amusement park ride. It's as gray as Go was colorful and a cool contrast to its source material.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 15, 2002
Damon captures the sense of a good man awakening from a nightmare that turns out to have been his actual life.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 14, 2002
Twists and turns keep the story increasingly complex and gripping, even if director Liman doesn't really pump up the adrenaline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 12, 2002
A well-executed spy-thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 1, 2002
An edgy thriller that delivers a surprising punch.
Full Review| Original Score: B
June 29, 2002
Aspires to be both a whammo action blockbuster and an intelligent think piece...a delicate balance for any film to pull off.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 28, 2002
Provide[s] nail-biting suspense and credible characters without relying on technology-of-the-moment technique or pretentious dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 26, 2002
Great fights. You wouldn't think of Damon as a tough guy, but he's worked really hard on the physical stuff here and it shows.
June 25, 2002
A film that is at best misguided, at worst stubbornly flashy, garbled and ready to file in the drawer labeled 'instantly forgettable.'
June 25, 2002
Damon brings the proper conviction to his role as [Jason Bourne].
| Original Score: 2.5/4
June 25, 2002
There's rarely a dull moment, but the movie doesn't descend into cartoonish action/violence like most action movies do these days...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 24, 2002
The film fails to explore more intriguing narrative possibilities regarding the psychological effects of its character's identity crisis.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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