The Bourne Identity | Review

In 2002 Doug Liman and Matt Damon delivered an action spy thriller film based on Robert Ludlum’s novel of the same name.

The premise revolves around a man who is picked up by a fishing boat. Bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, he then has to elude assassins and regain his memory.

Review: I remember how I loved The Bourne Identity when it first came out, the plot, the action, I thought everything was great about this film was riveting but then I saw it again and I dozed off for a little bit.

The film doesn’t really holds up today but weirdly enough the plot and the action is style good. The fight scenes and the stunts are still impressive today but the sound effects are kinda bad, it actually put me off of the fight scenes this time around. How come punches sounded like that in movies back then? And how the hell was I ok with it? It took me out of the story and I struggled to get back in it.

As distracting as the sound effects are in the film, The Bourne Identity has a good cast, Matt Damon is amazing in that role, completely belivable as this amnesiac dude who knows all of these thing. The story is simple but efficient as are the action scenes. It has a James Bondsy flavor, that is if James Bond was on a budget, which gives a gritty, realistic feel to the movie.

The Bourne Identity has its quirks but it’s a rather entertaining film. What about you? What is your take on it?


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