Monday, 23 May 2011

The Bourne Identity (2002)




Director: Doug Liman


Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Gabriel Mann, Julia Stiles, Tim Dutton, Nicky Naude



Starting off when a mysterious man (Matt Damon) if found by fisherman almost dead in the ocean. The fisherman nurse the man back to health, Finding a L.E.D with a bank number in Zurich the man head for the bank. Upon arriving at the bank and going to get the box that is filled with money currency from all over the world and several passports revealing his name Jason Bourne. Going onto the Embassy the authorities try to capture Jason only for Jason to escape using Marie (Franke Potente) to help him get to Paris.


While Jason is trying to figure out who he is the American government are trying to locate him. Conklin (Chris Cooper) is heading the team under Ward Abbott's (Brian Cox) order to cover up their assassination attempt on Wombosi (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). Conklin orders Nicolette (Julia Syiles) to arrange hit men to complete the job and take out Bourne. The Hit man include The Professional (Clive Owen) and Castel (Nicky Naude).



Having some close combat fight scenes and a high speed chase in an old school mini around Paris. Jason always keeps calm through out the story what ever the situation he finds himself in.



This edge of your seat action thriller shows how a covert agent can be disposed off so easily by their government. Jason keeps one step ahead through out the film seemly knowing every trick that will be pulled off. Add in the conspiracy theory giving this movie more tension.



A great action thriller 9/10

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