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½ October 16, 2016
Quite a decent show but the amnesia concept might've been a bit cliche. For once, it has sorta a nice ending and not everyone dies...only the bad guys.
October 14, 2016
Dramatic, enjoyable, a good action!
September 21, 2016
This is an original action screenplay,Pros,of course Matt Damon as Jason Bourne,love Bourne,Doug Lineman's directing and the choreographed fights are freaking amazing,Franka Potente,Chris Cooper,The story and how they responded to the best-selling novels that I love,a very good car chase,cons,Clive Owen,that's it,I love The Bourne Identity,I love it it deserves more than it did
½ September 21, 2016
The Bourne Identity is an thrilling action flick that delivers and this is a movie that i grew up watching. Great action sequences, a memorable performance from Matt Damon, and the start of a great franchise.
½ September 21, 2016
This movie is one of the best Matt Damon movie I have seen so far.Its a thrill ride throughout the whole movie.over all a would give it a B+
½ September 19, 2016
With exactly what you would expect from a classic Spy-Action movie both well directed and performed, The Bourne Identity manages to thrill the audience thanks also to a well written screenplay and a suspanceful soundtrack.
September 11, 2016
This is a smart action movie, which is rare nowadays. Matt Damon kills it, Jason Bourne is a great character, the writing is great, the action is so well choreographed and filmed, and the direction is outstanding! It's so sad how the next three are.
½ September 3, 2016
160904: I haven't seen the latest in this series but have heard, from a good source (LT), that it is absolutely terrible? Well, here is the film that started it off and, I must say, I've always enjoyed it. Great story and good action. Amazing cast including Walt Goggins and Julia Stiles. Damon and Potente make a perfect team. 3.5+.
½ August 31, 2016
Fantastic character story ! great action
August 31, 2016
A brilliant mix of great story telling, Great action and suspense, It only spoon feeds us bits about the plot all the way through but it's gripping from start to finish, A great car chase and the film adds some wit which works well, It's Bonds dark and gritty brother.
August 31, 2016
A small, relatively low budgeted, action movie starring Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting, The Departed, Behind the Candelabra) directed by Doug Liman (Swingers, Jumper, Edge of Tomorrow).

It's a great movie, and a great beginning to one of the finest tuned trilogies of the 21st century.
½ August 27, 2016
With exactly what you would expect from a classic Spy-Action movie both well directed and performed, The Bourne Identity manages to thrill the audience thanks also to a well written screenplay and a suspanceful soundtrack.
August 26, 2016
An epic action film with a compelling storyline.

9.25/10 or 4.5 stars
August 25, 2016
Action packed and genuinely exciting, the Bourne Identity kicks off the fabled franchise with a flourish- even if it can't quite match the quality of later entries... Or indeed a few of the more recent Bond movies. Nonetheless, it is an action spectacle, with good characterisation- which makes up for the more than under-whelming Die Another Day.
Verdict: B+
½ August 24, 2016
Matt Damon is fantastic. The action is fantastic. The story is fantastic. The everything is fantastic. Except for how it dragged on a tiny bit too long.
August 23, 2016
A cracking action/adventure movie in which Matt Damon plays a member of an elite CIA team who is suffering from amnesia. As he tries to uncover the secret of his past, he goes on the run from agents trying to kill him. It is a taut and tense thriller with an intelligent script and great direction from Doug Liman. Damon makes a terrific lead and I also really liked Franka Potente as Marie, the innocent woman who gets drawn into the intrigue. This movie and the two that followed it are credited with giving the rather tired looking Bond franchise the kick up the backside it needed and Jason Bourne is certainly a more energetic, complex and interesting character than 007 had become. The movie ends with lots of unanswered questions which are picked up and expanded upon in the next films but this opening chapter is a very fine movie that still stands up well today.
Super Reviewer
August 23, 2016
The first Jason Bourne film was the most quintessential action spy thriller at the of the noughties. It's scope, technicality and characterization was unprecedented, what starts off as a mystery of an American discovered at sea with only a few clues to spare eventually turns into the plot of a spy assassin on the run from those who trained him. Matt Damon became the unexpected action hero at the time, able to pull off daring stunts taking out enemies clean and easily, as were his ability to plan strategically through many situaltions,
all this making him the truly compelling character from Robert Ludlum's books on one of the most revered action movie franchises of the modern age. This film directed by Doug Liman may be the more genuinely character oriented films the franchise has developed, it's main plot about the character's recent history, motivation, recent relationship with supporting character, as was him discovering his identity is a little small scaled then usual, though the compelling aspect with the character and the CIA operative working behind the scenes became the most concentrated narrative strands than just the inciting incident and the character's backstory subplot. Overall it still holds up today, still a worthy introduction to a unique character and film series.
½ August 20, 2016
"The Bourne Identity" is a great action thriller/mystery that is insanely well directed, has some fantastic action sequences, and boasts a great cast and an outstanding lead performance from Matt Damon. It's a must-see for action fans and mystery fans.
August 19, 2016
Aspettando il nuovo film che sta per uscire ho deciso di rivedermi la trilogia originale della serie Bourne. Questo primo capitolo ricco di suspense e colpi di scena dall'inizio alla fine, con scene d'azione volutamente caotiche e movimentate piene di tagli di montaggio calibrati alla perfezione. Quest'ultime si inseriscono in una trama originale e mai troppo complicata come spesso si nota in film dello stesso genere.
½ August 16, 2016
Well acted film with great action sequences. Grade Score:A-
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