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 240 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 112
  2. Negative: 15 out of 112
  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. Jan 23, 2013
    8
    A rare sequel that actually improves upon the original. The Bourne Supremacy duplicates everything that was right about The Bourne Identity, and improves upon it by making the story easier to follow. Full Review »