The Bourne Identity details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Julia Stiles, Brian Cox, Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Chris Cooper, Franka Potente, Gabriel Mann|
|Collections:||England vs USA, The Bourne Series on DVD, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
The Bourne Identity
|Run time:||1 hour 53 minutes|
|Rental release:||09 Feb 2002|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Ludlum meets Damon......and they make a great pair. Very good film.By roncoach (370 reviews) from suffolk , 20 Jan 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]A very good film -----an espionage thriller which, because of their current numbers, needs to be good in order to compete.
And this IS good.
Robert Ludlum was IMHO the best contemporary thriller writer of his generation, and Jason Bourne was the only character he ever 'used' in more than one of his many many novels. So Jason is already a bit special before we get down to the film.
He's such a good character to play that some might say that any decent actor could have played the part and not detracted from the film at all. I'd disagree with that. I think Matt Damon was a great choice and enhanced the film. The follow-up, and more after that I hope, was also a triumph for him.
It's espionage, thriller, action, subterfuge, wide-ranging locations and lots of enjoyment amidst the tension.
Very easy to recommend this movie starring one of the best talents around on screen in recent years.
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Awesome MovieBy a customer from BH21 6PA , 29 Jun 2010A good thriller film, set in Europe, with an excellent story with two very good movies to follow. In my top 10 films of all time.
The Bourne IdentityBy Kim83 (28 reviews) from Holmfirth , 01 Jun 2010Very clever. Matt Damon plays a great character. Film is very gripping and want to watch the next two in the Bourne series.
Blu-Ray VersionBy a customer from Cheltenham , 23 Apr 2010Yes, it is a very good film which I have already on DVD and wanted to see how much improvement there was on the Blu-Ray version. -------- Sadly it as a dissapointment with the high definition very much lacking compared with what seems possible on other much better transfers so to me, not worth buying the Blu-Ray version.
Reimagined 80's actionBy darkernite (17 reviews) from London , 28 Feb 2010The Bourne Identity was a modern take on the action movies of the 80s and early 90s. Everything had been redefined for the modern audience that made so the whole film feels more plausible. The perfect example of this is the choice of leading man in Matt Damon, who instead of being the muscle bound, gun totting hero of years gone by is a complex, thoughtful and in some ways very normal hero. Bourne has a very clichéd plot in that a man has lost his memory and as very frightening skills come back to him, such as martial arts prowess he becomes more concerned with what the past he is searching for holds. However it is the 1980 novel of the same name which this film is based on that helped create that cliché. Bourne is excellent in points such as the ultra gritty action sequences and the complex and secretive government plot lines. It however misses something that would make it a truly remarkable film. This is not a great problem as it easily succeeds in being a very good film, and one I would recommend you view if given the chance.
Bourne to be wildBy Sezzle (49 reviews) from Worcester , 13 Feb 2010I loved this the first time round in a cinema in New Zealand and I still love it on the umpteenth time of watching. Im on the edge of my seat as Damon works out his super human knowledge and skills and shrinks from the truth of what he might be. And the darker political edge added by his bosses really keep you guessing. The beautiful German actress is brilliant as his unwilling accomplice in her tatty mini, a star in its own right. Utimatum and supremacy have to be watched!!