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The Bourne Identity Reviews

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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
jamrcla
Super Reviewer
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-
Super Reviewer
August 10, 2016
A thrilling movie that combines old-school espionage and great action scenes with intelligence and fine performances, and it is surprising how it works so well considering the many difficulties between Liman and the studio that led to a lot of rewrites and reshoots during production.
August 10, 2016
Brilliant action chases and pacing amazing
½ August 9, 2016
Good story and action which is exciting and engaging. Matt Damon is been rescue by a fishing vessel and he has 2 gunshot wounds at the back. He awaken without any memory of himself but there's a bank account number hidden in a tiny projector in his hip. Matt retrieve the belongings which contain many passport alias, gun, cash. A guy notify CIA and Matt escape into US consulate. The police go after him and he easily beat them up. To escape, he pay Franka Potente to bring him to Paris. Chris Cooper, head of Treadstone tell deputy director Brian Cox he is the assassin that fail to kill exiled African dictator Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. To sever ties to CIA, Chris send 3 other assassins to eliminate Matt. Franka follow Matt up his home and the 1st killer fight him. Matt win him quite easily and the killer jump to his own death. Julia Stiles is also station in France to track Matt down for Chris. Matt investigate further using another alias and decide to find Adewale for answer. Clive Owen, the other assassin, killed him before Matt find him. The duo escape from the cops and hide in her step brother country side house. She decide to stick with Matt knowing that whoever is out there may not want her alive. Clive is send to kill Matt at the house but he lure Clive out instead and kills him. He send Franka and the rest to safety. Matt use Clive's cell phone to call Chris and arrange a meeting. It is actually to track Chris down. At Julia's safe house, Matt confront Chris who tell him he is an assassin of CIA. His mission was to kill Adewale and he plan everything on his own. But that night he can't do it because Adewale kids are with him and he got shot instead while jumping overboard. Matt warn him not to follow or chase him anymore and he is out of their program. Then he kill many other agents trying to stop him. Chris is later killed by the 3rd assassin on orders from Brian. At the top meeting, Brian said Treadstone is a expensive prject and decide to shut it, propose another new project. Matt, now a free man sorta, find Franka who open a cafe in Greece to unite with her.
½ August 9, 2016
One of the best spy movies of this generation.
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