The Bourne Identity

{5/5} “How could I forget about you? You’re the only person I know.”

The Bourne Identity, released in 2002

A man is pulled out of the sea by fishermen. The doctor on board removes two bullets from the man’s back. When the man follows a clue to a bank in Switzerland he discovers that people are after him — it’s a secret and dangerous branch of the US government. But he’s dangerous too — although he doesn’t know it, he’s one of them.

It may be hard to remember now, but Matt Damon was not an action star when this movie was made. People were questioning his suitability for this role — but they didn’t question it once they saw the movie.

It’s one of the best action movies ever — not only superb action, but an interesting story. Hand-to-hand combat and car chase scenes are very realistic. Bourne is creative in defending himself and getting himself out of situations.

This movie is intriguing right from the beginning. Bourne is disturbed by what he finds out about himself. I like how he hasn’t slept in days but he trusts Marie enough to sleep in her car.

Loosely based on the novel by Robert Ludlum. Stars Franka Potente and Chris Cooper. Directed by Doug Liman (Mr. & Mrs. Smith). The music by John Powell fits well with the tense and mysterious situations.

This is the 2nd or 3rd time I’ve seen it.

I previously reviewed The Bourne Legacy, which is in the same universe but about a different character.

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