Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. A conventionally heightened series of escapes and clashes and hide-and-seek gambits, yet the way the film has been made, nothing that happens seems inevitable -- which is to say, anything seems possible. There's a word for that sensation. It's called excitement.
  2. 90
    As a piece of craft, and with the exception of "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," it's miles beyond any studio film this summer.
  3. Rarely does pop come with such sizzle.
  4. This is high-speed action realism carried off with the dexterity of a magician pulling a hundred rabbits out of a hat in one graceful gesture. The crowning flourish is an extended car chase through the streets and tunnels of Moscow that ranks as one of the three or four most exciting demolition derbies ever filmed.
  5. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    90
    The sequel is simply a tour-de-force of thriller filmmaking.
  6. Spy movies just got thrilling again.
  7. 88
    If you've forgotten the kick you get from watching a globe-trotting, butt-kicking, whiplash-paced action movie done with humor, style and smarts, take a ride with The Bourne Supremacy.
  8. Close to perfect example of an expertly designed and executed thriller.
  9. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    88
    Taut, tightly paced and thrilling, with some of the best chase sequences -- whether by foot, taxi or Jeep -- in recent memory.
  10. Greengrass has a fine sense of pacing, keeping events moving. It's rarely hard to guess what's going to happen next, but events unfold with such gusto that there's barely time to notice that.
  11. Trumping its predecessor with a tauter plot, a lower body count and just as many edge-of-the-seat jolts.
  12. Delivers the expected adrenaline-driven thrills with a fresh eye and a refreshing attitude.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 249 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 95 out of 118
  2. Negative: 15 out of 118
  1. Jul 28, 2012
    10
    The Bourne Supremacy is a rip-roaring juggernaut of a movie. It totally outclasses it's predecessor in every conceivable way, ratcheting up both the action sequences and the film's emotional core to thrilling levels. With superb acting, an excellent script and thunderous set-pieces, The Bourne Supremacy should be held as a textbook example of how to do a sequel right. Full Review »
  2. Sep 25, 2011
    6
    Man, the movie's still has the same intensity, same action sequences, same stupidity, and the same plot. I wonder if the movie might become something like the James Bond Franchise... Full Review »
  3. Jul 1, 2014
    10
    Bourne Supremacy is the best one in the series. The movie begins with Jason and Marie in India. He's off the grid regarding treadstone and they're living a peaceful life. Danger intervenes again and Jason is on the run. He is framed for two murders in Berlin by someone covering their tracks. They set Jason up to divert the attention from them. Jason is confused as to why they're after him and then he uncovers why. Jason finds out about the people who are tracking him and he tries to clear his name. Meanwhile the assassin from the start of the movie is sent after him to finish the job. Jason eludes all police looking for him while figuring out a piece of his past. The movie is intense and it has what the first lacked, a clever plot with improved action sequences. Full Review »