• The Bourne Identity (2002)

The Bourne Identity

Release Date: June 14th, 2002

DVD Release Date: January 21st, 2003

PG-13 |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

The story of a man (Matt Damon), salvaged, near death, from the ocean by an Italian fishing boat. When he recuperates, the man suffers from total amnesia, without identity or background... except for a range of extraordinary talents in fighting, linguistic skills and self-defense that speak of a dangerous past. He sets out on a desperate search-assisted by the initially rebellious Marie (Franka Potente) - to discover who he really is, and why he's being lethally pursued by assassins.

Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Gabriel Mann, Walton Goggins

Director: Doug Liman

Genres: Thriller , Action

Production Co: Hypnotic, Universal Pictures, Stillking Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Gripping, 2000s, Escape, Pursuit, Mystery, Girlfriend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    Blisteringly fast, Bourne also has a strong or striking supporting actor around every corner: Chris Cooper, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles and Clive Owen in roles that range from meaty to amazingly small. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A skillful action movie about a plot that exists only to support a skillful action movie. The entire story is a set-up for the martial arts and chases. Because they are done well, because the movie is well-crafted and acted, we give it a pass. Too bad it's not about something. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence ToppmanCharlotte Observer

    One of those rare thrillers where the cops aren't fools, villains don't turn stupid at crucial moments, and career assassins seldom miss targets. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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