The Bourne Identity (2002)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Mystery, Thriller


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A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and attempting to regain his memory.


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11 December 2002 | gbheron
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| What a Spy Movie Should Be Like These Days
James Bond and Ethan Hunt take notice. "The Bourne Identity" is my new standard for contemporary spy thrillers. Gone (or almost gone) are the special effects that James and Ethan rely on all too heavily. Hell, in those franchises the special effects have virtually replaced story and characters. "The Bourne Identity" has a very straightforward story to tell, a mystery that slowly unravels. Spycraft is not all about technical gizmos, but requires human brains and human brawn (and a fair amount of gunplay and car chases).

Set in various locales in Switzerland and France during the winter much of the visuals for "The Bourne Identity" are gray and damp. That's a plus, Monte Carlo and like locales can get boring. Mat Damon is great as Jason Bourne, fished from the Mediterranean mostly dead by gunshot wounds. A total amnesiac, he slowly realizes that he possesses the deadly skills of a well-trained assassin, and that someone is out to kill him. Franka Potente is equally good as the young woman swept up in his life and forced to run with him. Run or be killed.

I can't say enough good things about this movie. Doug Limon, thanks, you did a great job.

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Release Date:

14 June 2002

Language

English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Yoruba


Country of Origin

USA, Germany, Czech Republic, France

Filming Locations

Seine River, Paris, France

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,118,640 16 June 2002

Gross USA:

$121,661,683

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$214,034,224

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