The Bourne Supremacy

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  • Summary: The Bourne Supremacy re-enters the shadowy world of expert assassin Jason Bourne (Damon), who continues to find himself plagued by splintered nightmares from his former life. The stakes are now even higher for the agent as he coolly maneuvers through the dangerous waters of internationalThe Bourne Supremacy re-enters the shadowy world of expert assassin Jason Bourne (Damon), who continues to find himself plagued by splintered nightmares from his former life. The stakes are now even higher for the agent as he coolly maneuvers through the dangerous waters of international espionage - replete with CIA plots, turncoat agents and ever-shifting covert alliances - all the while hoping to find the truth behind his haunted memories and answers to his own fragmented past. (Universal Studios) Expand

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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. 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.
  4. 75
    The strapping Damon's lived-in performance makes us happy to follow Bourne wherever he may go.
  5. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    70
    Supremacy certainly works on its own terms, but those terms are limiting. It's an entertainment machine about a killing machine.
  6. All herky-jerky camera movements and no pussyfooting around with the interior lives of these characters.
  7. I had some trouble with the plot, but I'm not the only one -- so did the screenwriter.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 120
  2. Negative: 15 out of 120
  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 upThe 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. Expand
  2. Oct 12, 2013
    9
    Not quite as fresh and intriguing as its predecessor or its sequel, but still a brilliant film which you can watch over and over withoutNot quite as fresh and intriguing as its predecessor or its sequel, but still a brilliant film which you can watch over and over without getting bored. Expand
  3. Dec 14, 2013
    9
    The Bourne Supremacy improves upon its original with great acting, and a good plot. It also follows Paul Greengrass' typical directing style;The Bourne Supremacy improves upon its original with great acting, and a good plot. It also follows Paul Greengrass' typical directing style; action, tension and unfortunately, too much shaky cam. Expand
  4. Jan 17, 2012
    7
    Parts of the film are good but it never really draws you in the way the first film did. More running and chasing in this film and a lot lessParts of the film are good but it never really draws you in the way the first film did. More running and chasing in this film and a lot less hand to hand combat (which made the first film so good imo) in the action sequences. The plot is ok but it doesnt explain much, if anything really. Overall it was an ok film that never reachs the next level that its so close to reaching. Expand
  5. Jul 12, 2016
    7
    In my opinion, The Bourne Supremacy is probably the weakest movie of the series. The acting is still good, the story is still interesting andIn my opinion, The Bourne Supremacy is probably the weakest movie of the series. The acting is still good, the story is still interesting and the fight scenes are still well made. It's not a bad movie, it's even really far from that, it's just not on-par with the others. Expand
  6. Jun 8, 2013
    7
    Certainly not as good as the other two in the trilogy, but this is still a really good action thriller in its own right. Great locations andCertainly not as good as the other two in the trilogy, but this is still a really good action thriller in its own right. Great locations and awesome action sequences. Expand
  7. JoeyK.
    May 7, 2006
    0
    This movie is absolutely horrible. The first one was great. This one was an insult. Frankly, I'm downright outraged that this one got a This movie is absolutely horrible. The first one was great. This one was an insult. Frankly, I'm downright outraged that this one got a better metcritic score, because it is utter garbage. There is very little actual action. 3/4 of the movie is just footage of Matt Damon walking really fast and looking beihind him. Seriously. And when ther actually IS something that SHOULD be interesting, you can't see it because whenever there's a fight, the first thing they do is kick the epileptic camera man in the balls. If you like faked, boring "suspense," see this movie. If you like action movies, or liked the first one, for the love of God stay away from this crap. Expand

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