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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  23 July 2004 (USA)
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When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive.

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After escaping from the emotional and physical pain he previously encountered. Jason Bourne and his girlfriend Marie begin a new life as far away as possible. But when an assassination attempt on Bourne goes horribly wrong, Bourne must re-enter the life he wanted to leave behind, in order to find out the truth why they are still after him. Written by Film_Fan

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They stole his identity. Now he wants it back. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for violence and intense action, and for brief language | See all certifications »

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23 July 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Bourne Verschwörung  »

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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$683,567 (Japan) (11 February 2005)

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$4,138,339 (Japan) (11 March 2005)
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Matt Damon accidentally knocked out Tim Griffin who played the CIA interrogator John Nevins during the scene in the consulate when Bourne takes him and a security guard down after being captured. See more »

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When speaking in Russian, both Kirill and Bourne make some language mistakes. Kirill, after the operation in Berlin, says "I'll take a shower" like that: "Ya voz'mu dush", whereas the correct expression is "Ya primu dush". In Moscow shop, Bourne shouts "Vniz!" meaning "Down!", and correct expression for that is "Na pol!", or "On the floor!" And when Bourne tells Irina Neski that he won't hurt her he adds "Ponial?" or "understand?" when he should have used the feminine form "poniala?" See more »

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[first lines]
Conklin: [voiceover - memories] This is not a drill, soldier. We clear on that? This is a live project. You're a go. Training is over. Training is over.
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A much more interesting, camp-free James Bond
17 July 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

The Bourne series are, without a doubt, the Bond films of the 21st century. What is even better is that they are the Bond we've been waiting for: one without the cheese, sleaze, camp predictable villains and cheap puns. This second installment in the series is a well-made, engaging adrenaline-booster and surprisingly every bit as good as The Bourne Identity.

Once again, we get to follow Matt Damon as Jason Bourne on the search for his lost identity. He had initially planned on putting his past behind him, but it sneaks up on him in the form of an assassination attempt in Thailand - while he is enjoying his life with Marie (Franka Potente). What I love about Franka Potente is that she is such a natural beauty and not in-your-face gorgeous like Bond girls and the like. It all fits with the low-key style of the film.

This film has mostly moved away from the flashy technology and violent showdowns of its fellow action-thrillers. Bourne Supremacy instead moves back to more traditional kinds of action, just like The Bourne Identity did. Its focus is the chase, not the confrontation or the gadgets. It is extraordinarily refreshing to see an action film like this, even more when it accomplishes everything it sets out to do and has so much brains.

The only minus to The Bourne Supremacy is its shaky, dizzying camera-work. I know a lot of people have complained about this, and usually I would disagree because this kind of cinematography can be a good thing, but it goes slightly overboard in the film at several points.

8/10


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