The Bourne Identity
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Violent but thrilling first of the Bourne action trilogy.
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Fresh: You may be surprised by the fact that this formula spy thriller has been delivered with a matter-of-fact efficiency that proves highly entertaining.
- Beth Accomando, KPBS.org, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: "The Bourne Identity" is a well-written action spy film that stays true to its espionage thriller genre while inflicting flinch-inducing moments of pure cinematic action.
- Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: This is a long sweet breath of fresh air in the action genre, a genre I'm admittedly very tired of, and I welcomed this change of pace with an action film that has an actual plot.
- Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed, Thursday, April 29, 2010
Definitely what I consider to be the best and most interesting of the three, it's just such a great story and execution. This is able to cover so much ground and have so many characters and subplots yet still feels grounded in reality and well-paced. It's unfair to call this the American James Bond, in no way does Jason Bourne want to be a killer or a spy. He really just wants to be left alone. So in that respect, this works so well as an action mystery; a genre that doesn't have many to its name. Doug Liman directs this movie flawlessly and brings class to what could have been a simple shoot 'em up or hokey thriller. Matt Damon also contributes to the legitimacy, as does the rest of the cast. This is such a rare find, a popular movie that actually delivers ten fold.
- ythelastman89, Thursday, September 9, 2010