The Bourne Identity (2002)

The Bourne Identity
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Medium level violence, Medium level coarse language

Director: Doug Liman
Actors: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles, Chris Cooper, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Identity, the first in his trio of international thrillers featuring master spy Jason Bourne, was a sensation when it was published in 1980. Now this potent novel gets an edgy 21st century spin from director Doug Liman (Swingers, Go) who delivers Ludlum's high-stakes tale with grit, style and nerve. The story opens as an amnesiac (Damon) is rescued at sea by the crew of an Italian fishing boat. Nearly dead, he carries only the bullets in his back and the bank account number implanted in his hip. Although completely without identity or background, he does possess an array of extraordinary talents in fighting, linguistics and self-defence that speak of a dangerous past. He sets out on a desperate search assisted by the initially rebellious Marie (Potente) to discover who he really is and why so many people want him dead. The Bourne Identity also stars Chris Cooper (American Beauty), Clive Owen (Croupier), Brian Cox (L.I.E.) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (The Mummy Returns). Doug Liman, Patrick Crowley and Richard N. Gladstein produced the film from a screenplay by Tony Gilroy and William Blake Herron. The executive producers are Frank Marshall and Robert Ludlum.

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Status: Normal
Run time: 119mins
Origin: GERMANY
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 16:9 Enhanced
Audio Formats: English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: Arabic, Arabic Audio Commentary, Bulgarian, Croatian, Croatian Audio Commentary, English, English Audio Commentary, English Titling, Polish, Polish Audio Commentary, Portuguese, Portuguese Audio Commentary, Serbian, Slovenian, Slovenian Audio Commentary
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Run Time: 119mins
File Size (Approx): 1.1 GB

Member Reviews (146)

Good storyline with plenty of action and some interesting twists... Looking forward to the 2nd in the series
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PERIOD FILM
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great movie
Posted Friday, 16 May 2014 See my other reviews
Excellent film!
Posted Thursday, 24 April 2014 See my other reviews
Classic action-spy story
Posted Wednesday, 9 October 2013 See my other reviews
Lynnieb
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Great. Loved it. Full of action, espionage and intrigue. Matt Damon can do no wrong.
Posted Thursday, 2 May 2013 See my other reviews
KerriD
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Fantastic movie. Great story that will keep you guessing, can't wait for the next one.........
Posted Monday, 8 April 2013 See my other reviews
Noel
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Full of action and intrigue.
Posted Sunday, 5 August 2012 See my other reviews
Lyn B
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Excellent movie.
Posted Friday, 13 July 2012 See my other reviews
Uncle Bob
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A very good action/spy movie, with interesting casting and good acting. Basically, what is not to like?
Posted Friday, 6 July 2012 See my other reviews
Geoff @gol
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Highly recommended. ................Just watch all 3 wonderful movies, if you like quality action, storyline, and acting you will not be disappointed.
Posted Friday, 27 April 2012 See my other reviews
Casi Baker
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I will never got bored of this movie. No body could of played this role better then Damon. Fantastic martial arts choreography. Great fight scenes. Strange love attraction thrown in the mix. All round good movie. The next 2 that follow could not match it, as good as they were.
Posted Monday, 28 November 2011 See my other reviews
Charles
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As before love them
Posted Sunday, 31 July 2011 See my other reviews
Sam
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Love this movie every time we watch it!!
Posted Monday, 18 July 2011 See my other reviews
7/5/11
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goody but a oldey it was good to watch again
Posted Tuesday, 7 June 2011 See my other reviews
Ian Kluge
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exciting and enjoyed the intrigue. Kept you guessing. Enjoyed the action and excitement.
Posted Wednesday, 2 March 2011 See my other reviews
Chris
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The first and still the best
Posted Saturday, 29 May 2010 See my other reviews
Kimberley R.
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Really enjoyed this movie, looking forward to the next 2 in the series. Great acting and a great plot
Posted Wednesday, 3 February 2010 See my other reviews
Gerd
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All very exciting stuff, making for an entertaining movie. The protagonist of the piece has no idea what's going on, but he's still ten steps ahead of the audience, or at least this viewer, who had absolutely no idea of what was happening or why.
Posted Saturday, 30 January 2010 See my other reviews
Alexandra
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Good film. Having not read any of the books or seen the films before, I was eager to watch this. Will most likely be watching the other films and will prob read the books.
Posted Tuesday, 15 December 2009 See my other reviews
Sarah
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Quick paced action flick. Matt Damon does a great job as Jason Bourne, a man with amnesia, searching for his identity
Posted Saturday, 7 November 2009 See my other reviews
Tammy P.
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This is an awesome movie. captivating stuff... can watch it over and over and over and over... and over..
Posted Wednesday, 14 October 2009 See my other reviews
Steve
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Great action and pretty good plot. Couldn't believe how quickly the movie went but other than a slightly far-fetched ending I thought it was a good adaptation of the excellent novel.
Posted Friday, 9 October 2009 See my other reviews
Peter
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Enjoyable Movie - had your interest from begining to end
Posted Monday, 31 August 2009 See my other reviews
Kelly D.
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Excellent. Good action, good story. Looking forward to the other 2...
Posted Friday, 7 November 2008 See my other reviews
John L.
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Great movie
Posted Monday, 31 March 2008 See my other reviews
Jacqui W.
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Brilliant movie. Well worth a 2nd or 3rd viewing particularly before viewing any more in the trilogy. Matt Damon is just outstanding as Bourne.
Posted Tuesday, 18 March 2008 See my other reviews
Margaret N.
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Jennifer C.
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excellent movie, really enjoyed it. I loved the thriller storyline and the fabulous filming in Paris
Posted Wednesday, 12 March 2008 See my other reviews
Elizabeth M.
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Alfred S.
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A spy thriller that is absolutely brilliant. Matt Damon is Jason Bourne. Or is he?
Posted Saturday, 2 February 2008 See my other reviews
Julie-Ann C.
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excellent
Posted Tuesday, 29 January 2008 See my other reviews
Debbie W.
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Jody K.
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Loved it. Great police car chase! Good story line. Looking forward to the sequels.
Posted Wednesday, 23 January 2008 See my other reviews
Adrian S.
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Excellent story. Intriguing throughout even after seeing it for a second time.
Posted Thursday, 17 January 2008 See my other reviews
Piya A.
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Really glad I finally decided to watch it, I'm ready for the other two now.
Posted Thursday, 17 January 2008 See my other reviews
Luke P.
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Michael C.
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Judy H.
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This is a great movie. Moves at a fast pace - can't take your eyes off it for a moment - something is always happening.
Posted Tuesday, 8 January 2008 See my other reviews
John C.
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Anna V.
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Loved this movie - cannot wait to see the rest
Posted Wednesday, 2 January 2008 See my other reviews
Gail G.
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Steven D.
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Barbara S.
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Karen H.
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Real good. I liked it a lot.
Posted Friday, 23 November 2007 See my other reviews
Lynette T.
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Posted Tuesday, 13 November 2007 See my other reviews
Siobhan W.
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Gripping fast paced, not too fast, keeps you thinking, guessing, great car chase scene in the Mini - I love these films and only got it again recently so it would be fresh in my mind by the time the III film will be on DVD.
Posted Thursday, 8 November 2007 See my other reviews
Petrina
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John F.
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I like a good espionage thriller and this is one. A good cast and a pacy exciting story move this along nicely. Very entertaining and I look forward to the sequals.
Posted Tuesday, 16 October 2007 See my other reviews
Richard R.
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Audrey P.
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Great action movie. First in the series and worth watching again and again.
Posted Wednesday, 26 September 2007 See my other reviews
Greg W.
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Posted Friday, 21 September 2007 See my other reviews
John O.
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Very well done thriller. Interesting choice of Doug Liman for director. Damon is solid in his usual under-emoting way.
Posted Monday, 10 September 2007 See my other reviews
Aloma C.
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Terry K.
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not a bad movie i'd recommend it to all action lovers
Posted Thursday, 16 August 2007 See my other reviews
Terry K.
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not a bad movie fairly down to earth an believable 2
Posted Tuesday, 14 August 2007 See my other reviews
Matthew B.
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A tight, action packed thriller well worth watching!
Posted Friday, 10 August 2007 See my other reviews
Danielle T.
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Can't wait to see the next chapter of this thrilling movie. Matt Damon is convincing as the gun for hire turned good guy.
Posted Saturday, 14 July 2007 See my other reviews
EF
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Great spy/assassin flick. More believable than most films in the genre.
Posted Sunday, 24 June 2007 See my other reviews
Elizabeth D.
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Steve R.
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Adrian F.
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Great action flick - fast paced, bit of substance to the story, some great acting.
Posted Saturday, 5 August 2006 See my other reviews
vizsla
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Refreshingly different, even though it strained ones level of credibility. The action shots were superb.
Posted Thursday, 6 July 2006 See my other reviews
Paul G.
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Great action movie with a great cast, all the action and suspence make this a great must see movie for all action fans.
Posted Thursday, 20 April 2006 See my other reviews
Glen M.
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Gloria H.
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THIS TYPE OF MOVIE NOT FOR ME
Posted Friday, 30 December 2005 See my other reviews
Debra B.
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Fast pace spy thriller. I've seen it before but loved it again this time. Excellent watch.
Posted Tuesday, 25 October 2005 See my other reviews
Zoe R.
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I originally thought that Matt Damon was too much of a pretty boy to be an action hero and it does take him a while to settle into the role, but by the end of the film he'd got there. Fantastic soundtrack and great chase sequences.
Posted Friday, 21 October 2005 See my other reviews
Lachlan L.
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Good action / thriller.
Posted Tuesday, 18 October 2005 See my other reviews
JDOld07
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Definitely see this! I'll be one of the first in line to see another installment in the Jason Bourne story!
Posted Thursday, 8 September 2005 See my other reviews
John
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A very good movie that kept the suspense right up. Well directed and the actors were believable. One of the better movies.
Posted Wednesday, 13 July 2005 See my other reviews
4th
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5 stars if it is your first viewing, 4 if a revisit, just watch this film, I promise Matt Damon is not annoying in this.
Posted Tuesday, 31 May 2005 See my other reviews
Christopher Jones
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Posted Friday, 6 May 2005 See my other reviews
Gillian
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Great movie. This and Bourne Supremecy are an excellent watch.
Posted Tuesday, 26 April 2005 See my other reviews
Bill K
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Posted Thursday, 14 April 2005 See my other reviews
David Stephensen
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The scariest part of this movie is in the bonus material, where the film makers say that, since 9/11: 1. We can't have exploding buildings in movies any more because it will upset Americans. 2. Americans now think that it is OK for them to carry out political assassination.
Posted Friday, 8 April 2005 See my other reviews
Joseph Tesoriero
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Fantastic! Can't wait for the next in the series!
Posted Tuesday, 22 March 2005 See my other reviews
Russell White
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Brian Collins
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Posted Thursday, 24 February 2005 See my other reviews
Roslyn Mcauliffe
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Great thriller, enjoyed it and will have to watch the second movie, good acting by Matt Damon.
Posted Friday, 18 February 2005 See my other reviews
Stuart Penhall
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Maria Mckernan
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Great show. But the car chase was a bit over the top.
Posted Monday, 14 February 2005 See my other reviews
Barry F
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Posted Thursday, 10 February 2005 See my other reviews
Jean-Marc Greco
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One of the best spy thriller movies I've ever seen. Matt Damon is exceptional and the directing is perfect.
Posted Saturday, 5 February 2005 See my other reviews
Craig Hill
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Great film.You don't need to be a fan of the spy film genre to enjoy this movie.
Posted Thursday, 3 February 2005 See my other reviews
Peter Adams
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Walter Margison
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John Macdessi
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John Macdessi
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Olivia
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Great action and acting. This film moves at 1000 mph.
Posted Wednesday, 19 January 2005 See my other reviews
Lorene Johnson
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Can't take ya eyes off this for a second...captivating stuff!
Posted Wednesday, 19 January 2005 See my other reviews
Tony Freeland
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Posted Friday, 14 January 2005 See my other reviews
Sudhir Das
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Fast moving thriller.
Posted Monday, 10 January 2005 See my other reviews
Clint Wilson
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Posted Wednesday, 5 January 2005 See my other reviews
Scott Obrien
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Have read the book as well and loved both immensely
Posted Wednesday, 5 January 2005 See my other reviews
Margaret Gillespie
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Yakooza
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Good movie, but this movie had alot of errors in it, alot of shots were badly taken, everything was hastly done, if they had put more time onto it it would of been alot better, the story line is basic it should be twisted, its too predictable, scene after scen jason is being hunted down, until finally he realises who he is, the story line is too basic, they emphasised to much on the authorities chasing Jason Bourne. The sequel is alot better
Posted Friday, 24 December 2004 See my other reviews
David Keane
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Good action movie
Posted Thursday, 23 December 2004 See my other reviews
Anthony Rawson
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Virgina Ryall
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Joanne Rogers
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Chari Smith
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Great movie, Matt Damon is brillant.
Posted Tuesday, 14 December 2004 See my other reviews
Paul Fiumara
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Darren Gray
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Fantastic
Posted Thursday, 2 December 2004 See my other reviews
Leah Endicott
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Alan Spargo
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Robert Ireland
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Faith Evangelista
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Thrilled to the bone.
Posted Tuesday, 23 November 2004 See my other reviews
Froztbitten
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Very nice fighting moves, good story line
Posted Tuesday, 23 November 2004 See my other reviews
Daniel Jenner
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Enjoyed immensely.
Posted Wednesday, 17 November 2004 See my other reviews
Stephen Fauser
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Excellent
Posted Wednesday, 17 November 2004 See my other reviews
Katy Vunderl
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Excellent, waiting for the next one
Posted Monday, 15 November 2004 See my other reviews
Jodie Woodhall
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Josephine Tiong
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Sharon Yogev
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Marthese Galea
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Best movies we've seen in a long time
Posted Thursday, 4 November 2004 See my other reviews
Matt Williams
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If you liked the hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger then you'll love this. Matt Damon is superb as the highly trained agent who can't remember who or what he is. I haven't read the books by Robert Ludlum but the director has brought together a believable film (well, more believable than many other spy films) with an excellent cast to portray a routine covert operation that goes terribly wrong. An excellent spy thriller that sets up an equally good sequal.
Posted Tuesday, 2 November 2004 See my other reviews
Scott Madson
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Great Thriller/Action - Matt Damon is excellent - very believable.
Posted Monday, 1 November 2004 See my other reviews
H Anstice
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Carolyn Doyle
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Good enough for a night in.
Posted Monday, 25 October 2004 See my other reviews
Marie-Anne Hung
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rks
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Great movie. One of the better ones I've seen of the amnesiacn assassin concept - This movie is probably the equal of "Long Kiss Goodnight"
Posted Friday, 22 October 2004 See my other reviews
Suzanne Hume
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Anthony Barrasso
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Average
Posted Tuesday, 19 October 2004 See my other reviews
Wilfredo Higo
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Kam Cheong
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Good Movie
Posted Friday, 15 October 2004 See my other reviews
Craig Tindal
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Packed with action, different styling and very interesting. Matt Damon brought humanity in this movie which was excellent.
Posted Wednesday, 13 October 2004 See my other reviews
Peter Chan
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I like the plot and the excitement. I've seen the original Bourne Identity, staring Richard Chamberland & Jacqueline Smith, although by the same author, but the director made the origianl one to become unbeliveable and unreasonably. That is why I'm renting this re-make to watch.
Posted Sunday, 10 October 2004 See my other reviews
Angela Mcdermott
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Erica Waalkens
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Sharon Chong
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Fantastic movie. Fast paced and full of action. Can't wait for the sequel.
Posted Tuesday, 5 October 2004 See my other reviews
James Parry
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Maggie Hollins
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Wow.
Posted Friday, 1 October 2004 See my other reviews
Victor Chung
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Kenneth Sykes
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Chris Bye
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Posted Wednesday, 26 May 2004 See my other reviews
Suzanne
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Apart from being a bit long and rather predictable, it was well acted and exciting in parts.
Posted Tuesday, 25 May 2004 See my other reviews
Su
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a bit confusing at time but no lack of action!
Posted Wednesday, 12 May 2004 See my other reviews
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Sharon
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We really enjoyed the fast moving pace of the movie.
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