The Bourne Supremacy
Genre: Action & Adventure    Year: 2004    Country:
IMDB Rating: 3.5 (411 votes)
Director: Paul Greengrass    Studio: Universal Studios
Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Karl Urban
Summary: Good enough to suggest long-term franchise potential, "The Bourne Supremacy" is a thriller fans will appreciate for its well-crafted suspense, and for its triumph of competence over logic (or lack thereof). Picking up where "The Bourne Identity" left off, the action begins when CIA assassin and partial amnesiac Jason Bourne (a role reprised with efficient intensity by Matt Damon) is framed for a murder in Berlin, setting off a chain reaction of pursuits involving CIA handlers (led by Joan Allen and the duplicitous Brian Cox, with Julia Stiles returning from the previous film) and a shadowy Russian oil magnate. The fast-paced action hurtles from India to Berlin, Moscow, and Italy, and as he did with the critically acclaimed "Bloody Sunday", director Paul Greengrass puts you right in the thick of it with split-second editing (too much of it, actually) and a knack for well-sustained tension. It doesn't all make sense, and bears little resemblance to Robert Ludlum's novel, but with Damon proving to be an appealingly unconventional action hero, there's plenty to look forward to. "--Jeff Shannon"

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