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
Producer Frank Marshall selected Paul Greengrass as director after he'd seen Greengrass's Bloody Sunday (2002). Marshall was after a director who wasn't intrinsically associated with the action genre, feeling that Greengrass would impart an original spin of his own to the script. See more »
The last car hit in the tunnel chase scene is a black VW Polo. The following shot, from behind, is actually an earlier scene. The car we see hitting the wall is not the Polo but the first one hit in the tunnel, and Bourne's taxi is not next to the Mercedes but behind it. See more »
[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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The opening titles only include the production company and the title of the film. See more »
THE BOURNE SUPREMACY (3+ outta 5 stars) Nifty follow-up to "The Bourne Identity", one of the best action-thrillers to come out in recent years. Even though these movies don't skimp on excitement they also provide plenty of story and character development so that you don't feel you're being bombarded with one idiotic action sequence after another. The storyline isn't quite as gripping as the first... at times it seems to be just repeating itself... but ultimately the movie proves itself to be a worthy successor, thanks to the performances (Matt Damon as Bourne, Brian Cox as the head of a super-secret US spy agency... and the addition of Joan Allen as a determined investigator determined to track down and neutralize Bourne). Franka Potente doesn't have as much to do this time around... but Julia Stiles gets one especially intense scene that shows off her acting skills to the max. Yes, when you get right down to it the movie has a sense of "been there, done that" about it... but not very often are movies of this type done with this kind of skill and dedication... spy movies haven't been this cool since the '60s.
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