Bourne Supremacy

Directed By: Paul Greengrass Starring: Franka Potente Matt Damon

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Little Dissappointing

on 3/6/2008

The movie was very good at tying up the loose ends, but was a little lacking in the excitement aspect of the previous two. All in all, it was good movie, and a really great series. Read More

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When jason bourne is framed for a botched cia operation he is forced to take up his former life as a trained assassin to survive.


Studio Universal Home Video
SKU 40696732
UPC 025192499425
UPC 14 00025192499425
Format DVD
Release Date 5/24/2005
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Matt Damon returns as amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne in this fast-paced follow-up to 2002's THE BOURNE IDENTITY. Forced out of hiding as the result of an attempt on his life, Bourne fulfills his earlier promise to wreak vengeance on his former CIA employers, some of whom may be in league with murderous Russians. Brian Cox and Joan Allen are both great as warring agency chiefs convinced Bourne orchestrated the murder of two of their own in a deal gone bad. Thanks to tense, gritty direction by Paul Greengrass (BLOODY SUNDAY), the plot stays tight, the characters believable, and suspense and thrills flow steady. Moody photography enhances the urban European locations, which--combined with handheld camerawork and fast editing--keeps the action realistic and CGI-free. Vividly capturing the fatalist flavor of Robert Ludlum's original novel, this is "globalism noir" at its finest. Franka Potente and Julia Stiles are back from the original, and the always dependable Marton Csokas shows up as one of Bourne's deadly fellow operatives. A rousing car chase through Moscow may outdo the ones in RONIN and THE FRENCH CONNECTION for visceral speed and length. As the icing on the cake, John Powell provides a menacing, ambient percussive score.
Rolling Stone "This one has everything, starting with a knockout performance from Matt Damon in what may become his signature role..." 08/06/2004 p.130
USA Today "This gripping film also has an impressive cast....The movie belongs to Matt Damon, whose Jason Bourne is manly, exquisitely tough and oddly endearing." 09/03/2004 p.10E
Sight and Sound "Fast, sharp and fun, THE BOURNE SUPREMACY is that rare thing: a film that provides the thrills of action-spectacle cinema without forcing the audience to feel like a roomful of idiots." 10/01/2004 p.43
Los Angeles Times "In the smash-and-grab-you-by-the-throat action flick THE BOURNE SUPREMACY, style is meaning and that meaning is fast, fast, fast." 07/23/2004 p.E1
Entertainment Weekly "Paul Greengrass puts you right there in the car with the characters....[The film has] a sense of claustrophobia and tension..." 12/10/2004 p.71
Premiere "[A] skillfully distilled transcontinental chase that swaps action-movie waggery and video-game pacing for a jaw-clenching sincerity." 02/01/2005 p.108
Widescreen Review "Get ready for one wild car chase after another in THE BOURNE SUPREMACY....This is an incredibly detailed and creative soundtrack that does a good job of enveloping the audience..." 07/01/2006 p.65
Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "The movie skillfully delivers a series of fights, stalkings, plottings and chases..." 07/24/2004
Paul Greengrass
Franka Potente
Matt Damon
Cast & Crew
Andrew R. Tennenbaum - Producer
Brian Cox - Actor
Doug Liman - Executive Producer
Franka Potente - Actor
Gabriel Mann - Actor
Joa Allen - Actor
John Powell - Original Music By
Julia Stiles - Actor
Karl Urban - Actor
Matt Damon - Actor
Michelle Monaghan - Actor
Oliver Wood - Cinematographer
Paul Greengrass - Director
Philip Elton, et. al. - Art Director
Richard Pearson, et. al. - Editor
Robert Ludlum - Based On Novel By
Tony Gilroy - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2004
Catalog ID 24994
UPC 00025192499425
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 109 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Nominee (2005) MTV Award, The Bourne Supremacy, Best Action Sequence,MTV Award, Matt Damon, Best Male Performance,People's Choice, The Bourne Supremacy, Favorite Movie Drama
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review The Bourne Supremacy is a serviceable thriller - no more, no less. This may come as a disappointment to those anticipating something on the same level as the surprise hit 2002 movie, The Bourne Identity. Sadly, the cinematic second installment of Robert Ludlum's trilogy falls short of its predecessor in almost every area, except perhaps acting. There's nothing wrong with any of the performances in this movie; it's just that the actors aren't as important as they were two years ago. Action has moved to the fore, shouldering aside plot and character development in order to maintain the frantic pace that director Paul Greengrass believes is necessary to retain his audience's attention.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Jason Bourne obtained an identity in "The Bourne Identity" (2002), and the title of "The Bourne Supremacy" hints that he is not going to die -- not with The Bourne Ultimatum still to go. He may not die even then, but live on like James Bond, caught in a time loop, repeating the same archetypal pattern again and again as his persona is inhabited by generations of actors...The movie skillfully delivers a series of fights, stalkings, plottings and chases, punctuated by a little brooding...The movie is assembled from standard thriller ingredients, and hurtles from one action sequence to another...
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish, French, No Longer Produced
Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times Smart, fast-paced and totally gripping!
David Edelstein, Slate ...a tour-de-force of thriller filmmaking.
Desson Thomson, The Washington Post Spy movies just got thrilling again.
Manohla Dargis, Los Angeles Times Rarely does pop come with such sizzle.
Stephen Holden, The New York Times 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.
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