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The Bourne Supremacy

  • Drama
  • 2004
  • Paul Greengrass
  • 104 mins
  • 12A

Summary

The amnesiac assassin is living quietly in hiding, until his former employers come after him again and murder his girlfriend. A CIA operation has ended in disaster, and those responsible intend to clear their names by implicating Bourne. As the former secret agent tries to evade the hitmen on his trail, he also struggles to piece together the truth about his past. Action thriller sequel, starring Matt Damon, Brian Cox, Joan Allen and Julia Stiles.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

British film-maker Paul Greengrass (Bloody Sunday, United 93) took over the directing duties from Doug Liman for this sequel to The Bourne Identity and manages the rare feat of improving (if only slightly) on the original. Two years after ex-CIA operative Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) apparently escaped the attentions of his spymasters, a corrupt Russian businessman frames him for a double assassination, which drags Bourne back into the murky world of international espionage. Greengrass uses his drama-documentary background to good effect, delivering consistently exciting action without ever pushing the bounds of credibility. As Bourne, Damon continues to impress in a role that goes against his wholesome, all-American image - moving slickly and almost silently through the film like a small, angry black hole.

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Credits

Cast

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Jason BourneMatt Damon
Marie KreutzFranka Potente
Ward AbbottBrian Cox (1)
Nicolette "Nicky" ParsonsJulia Stiles
KirillKarl Urban
ZornGabriel Mann
Pamela LandyJoan Allen
GretkovKarel Roden
JardaMarton Csokas
Tom CroninTom Gallop
TeddyJohn Bedford Lloyd
Martin MarshallTomas Arana

Crew

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DirectorPaul Greengrass

Details

Theatrical distributor
UIP
Released on
2004-08-13
Language
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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