The Bourne Identity 2002

The Bourne Identity stars Academy Award-winner Matt Damon as a man fished out of the ocean by an Italian boat who has a complete loss of memory. Why are assassins after him? Why is he a master of martial arts and fluent in several languages? The answers wi…
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Medium level violence, Medium level coarse language


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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  • Play It Again – The Bourne Identity

    Reviewed by Jess Lomas

    Whether you consider it a smart thriller or a paint-by-numbers spy caper, The Bourne Identity is a dynamic interpretation of Robert Ludlum’s bestselling novel. Directed by Doug Liman, the intent be...

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Member Reviews

  • So worth watching all three of this movie trio with Matt Damon.

  • This was captivating and worth viewing.

  • The beginning of an excellent franchise.

  • Good storyline with plenty of action and some interesting twists... Looking forward to the 2nd in the series

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