The Bourne Identity

Friday, November 11 - Saturday, November 12, 2011

“Independent-style edge meets international espionage in “The Bourne Identity,” a first-rate thriller with grit and intrigue to spare…this reworking of a 23-year-old Cold War spy novel by the late Robert Ludlum convinces on two levels: as an account of CIA ruthlessness that seems cold-bloodedly realistic rather than cheaply cynical, and as a character piece about an amnesia-afflicted agency assassin who doesn’t like what he learns when he finally realizes who he is…Action is intense, never more so than in a standout car chase through tiny Parisian back streets, alleys and even stairways…Acting is unusually fine for this sort of genre piece. Damon, for one, has never been this good. For the first time, he doesn’t seem to care if the audience likes him or not…he has been induced to shed his wholesomeness and all traces of naivete to play a real hard case with deeply buried vestiges of a conscience and emotional reachability.”  – Todd McCarthy, Variety

  • Country USA
  • Rating PG-13
  • Year 2002
  • Running Time 119 minutes
  • Director Doug Liman