The Bourne Identity :- Watch The Bourne Identity on Youtube on Fire, I can sympathize with reviewers who had read the book and were disappointed by this film and the liberties it apparently took with the story. I’ve had that happen with books I’ve enjoyed and it can spoil a film you might otherwise have liked. I never read the book, so I was able to appreciate this film on its own merits slick, tough, fast-paced and refreshingly devoid of the kind of nonsense that has made the Bond films harder and harder to sit through. The cast is uniformly good – even Damon, who is no fave of mine, comes across believably as a man who’s trained to hold it all in, but isn’t sure what it all is that he’s holding in. Cooper, Cox and Owen shine in their all-too-brief screen time. Potente is attractive in a real person sort of way (sigh of relief for this genre) and possesses an inner strength that makes her character’s actions and reactions ring truer than what we’d get from the traditional Hollywood eye-candy girlfriend these films normally feature. From the gritty bowels of the trawler, where Damon awakens to his situation, to the field where he confronts his most deadly assailant, the locations are the antithesis of the travel poster hotspots that Bond so frequently visits. Despite its breakneck pace (handled so well by Liman and so poorly in the sequel by his protégé), the film manages to convey a sense of melancholy that lifts it a bit above the average action thriller.
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Action, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 14 June 2002 (USA)
IMDB Rating: 7.9/10
Director: Doug Liman
Stars: Franka Potente, Matt Damon, Chris Cooper