This is the review for The Bourne Identity. We have not seen the other Bourne movies yet so we are comparing it to the others.
If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.
Directed by: Doug Liman
Genre:Suspense, Thriller, Action Adventure, Spy,
Release date: June 14, 2002
Running Time: 118 minutes
MMPA rating: PG-13
The Good: Good plot, Good action scene, Cool James Bond like car chase scene,
The Bad: The action scenes were a little to short, Camera has to shaky
Plot: An Italian fishing boat crew working off the coast of Marseille, France finds an unconscious man (Matt Damon) adrift in the Mediterranean with two gunshot wounds in his back. When he wakes up, the man comes to realize he suffers from retrograde amnesia, having only one clue to his identity: the account number to a safe deposit box provided by a tiny laser projector surgically implanted in his hip. He then travels to Zürich, Switzerland to find the corresponding bank account, the man discovers he is skilled in advanced hand-to-hand combat, and fluent in German, when he instinctively defends himself from two policemen questioning him for loitering in a closed park at night.
The man arrives at the bank the next morning and finds the deposit box contains a significant amount of cash in differing currencies and several passports with his photo, but with numerous aliases. He assumes the identity on the topmost passport, "Jason Bourne," and leaves as a bank employee notifies a CIA Special Activities Division group, "Operation Treadstone," about his visit. Bourne evades the Zürich police and flees to the embassy, where he is accosted by the officials there but once again manages to elude capture. A few blocks away, he approaches Marie Kreutz (Franka Potente) and offers her US$20,000 to take him to Paris to the address on his "Bourne" passport.
Meanwhile, back at CIA headquarters Alexander Conklin (Chris Cooper), the head of Treadstone, reveals to his supervisor, Deputy Director Ward Abbott (Brian Cox), that Bourne was the covert operative responsible for a failed assassination attempt on African dictator Nykwana Wombosi (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). Intending to sever all connections between the CIA and Wombosi, Conklin sends three highly-trained "assets" (assassins) to eliminate Bourne. Bourne and Marie arrive at the apartment in Paris, where he finds that one of his aliases, "John Michael Kane," was supposedly killed two weeks ago. The first asset, code-named "Castel" (Nicky Naude), ambushes them but Bourne subdues him after a brief fight. Marie checks Castel's bag and panics when she discovers a hit list package with photos of CCTV footage of her and Bourne at the embassy the day before. As Bourne tries to calm her down Castel escapes and jumps out the window to his death before Bourne can learn anything else. Watch the movie to see what happens next.
Plot: 8.7/10- Very original action spy movie plot.
Action: 8.7/10- Some really good action scenes but they could have been longer.
Acting: 8.4/10- Matt Damon was good and so was the rest of the cast.
Special effects: N/A- Good stunt driving and hand-to-hand fighting but no real special effects.
Soundtrack: 8.5/10- A very good techno spy action soundtrack.
Overall: 8.7/10- The Bourne Identity is a great action spy that you should see.
Closing comments: The Bourne Identity is a great movie that you should see if you have any interest in spy movies.
Recommended for: Spy movie fans, Matt Damon fans, Action movie fans,