The Bourne Identity Reviews
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.
The characters are shallow. The plot is an interesting idea, but poor execution. And there are many, many "Really? That...that actually happened?" moments.
The action scenes, however, are superb if you detach them from the movie.
So, if you want a movie with awesome action scenes, this movie is for you. But don't expect a good plot and characters you can feel attatched to.
Definately a movie I wouldn't watch again.