“It's Easy. She's Standing Right Next To You.”
“Once Again This Film Shows That Thriller Movies Do Not Need To Have Explosions And Instead Can Focus On A Realistic Styling To Convey The Message It Intends.”
“"The Bourne Supremacy Is Just As Good As The Original, And Maybe Just A Bit Better."”
“"What Is Treadstone?"”
“They Stole His Identity. Now He Wants It Back.”
“Jason Bourne Is Back For More.”
“I'm Jason Bourne”
“Good Story Line From Beginning But Think They Dragged It Out For Three Films Should Have Been Just 2 Movies As The 2nd Film Dragged On Abit But Overall Not Bad.”
“The Same Edge Of Your Seat Action Delivered In The First Movie As A Newly Discovered Jason Bourne Returns From Hiding To Seek Revenge For The Death Of His Girlfriend. Great Film But A Little Less Original And Intriguing As Its Predecessor.”
“This Flick Is In The Vein Of Spider-Man 2: A Sequel With More Story And Less Action, A Sequel That's Better Than The Original, And A Movie You Definitely Won't Want To Miss.”
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.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
In the wake of 9/11, this globe-trotting post-cold-war melodrama full of standard cloak-and-dagger intrigue has the reassuring aroma of a home-cooked meal served while riding the world's smoothest roller coaster.
Stephen Holden - New York Times
Claudia Puig - USA Today
Spy movies just got thrilling again.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
The movie is utterly synthetic.
Stephen Hunter - Washington Post
A terse, tight, impressively smart package.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
Most of Supremacy is an overedited headache that hardly makes up in frayed nerves what the visuals lack in clarity.
Michael Atkinson - Village Voice
The movie is mostly a series of frenetic clashes, dubious near misses and car chases. It lacks the human interest and snowy splendor of the first movie.
Jami Bernard - New York Daily News
More action-filled and tense than The Bourne Identity.
Eric Harrison - Houston Chronicle
A sequel that reaches a higher plateau than its predecessor.
Philip Wuntch - Dallas Morning News
This admirable franchise should change your idea of what makes a good thriller.
Michael Booth - Denver Post
Of its kind, The Bourne Supremacy is incredibly skilled -- much more exciting than its predecessor.
David Denby - New Yorker
The movie skillfully delivers a series of fights, stalkings, plottings and chases, punctuated by a little brooding.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Almost as good as its predecessor.
Michael Wilmington - Chicago Tribune
As a video game that propels the viewer through the course, Supremacy is supremely successful. I'm not sure that's enough for a movie narrative.
Carrie Rickey - Philadelphia Inquirer
A worthy successor to the smash original.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
As thrillers go, Supremacy is indeed supreme.
Tom Long - Detroit News
A solid cloak-and-dagger actioner.
Bill Muller - Arizona Republic
Another of those incoherent Robert Ludlum spy thrillers with more logistics than logic.
Rex Reed - New York Observer
Once again, Damon scores in the title role by never courting audience sympathy and playing his all-American good looks against the hard-shell brutality of the character.
Todd McCarthy - Variety
A classy if over-caffeinated sequel.
Megan Lehmann - New York Post
Bourne's amnesia gimmick is a tired one, but there is a future in spy movies with this sort of blend of action and cynicism.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Good enough to make one have faith in certain things again, like spy movies, sequels and the charismatically low-key, quietly lethal movie-star charisma of Matt Damon.
Geoff Pevere - Toronto Star
The Bourne Supremacy not only lives up to the promises of the novel by Robert Ludlum, but in many ways manages to improve on the first film.
Leah McLaren - Globe and Mail
An entertaining, well-constructed spy story (though not as satisfying as the first film -- perhaps because it's not as simple).
Charles Taylor - Salon.com
A tour-de-force of thriller filmmaking.
David Edelstein - Slate
Falls short of its predecessor in almost every area, except perhaps acting.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Every time you feel like you're finally grabbing hold of something involving, the picture once again spins frustratingly out of reach.
Michael Rechtshaffen - Hollywood Reporter
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.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
Brilliantly paced and cut.
Manohla Dargis - Los Angeles Times
A minor step above the entertaining (yet underwhelming) The Bourne Identity...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
Second in trilogy is a smooth but violent thriller.
Nell Minow - Common Sense Media
More than adequately serves as a no-nonsense escapist action thriller.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
As Bourne seeks to uncover his past and bury those who would cross him, director Paul Greengrass masterfully blends sight, sound and silence to do much more than entertain: This film leaves a deep psychological imprint.
Nick Rogers - Suite101.com
While not as engaging as "The Bourne Identity," the sequel fills a void in the undernourished spy movie genre.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
What more could you ask for in a sequel?
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
Um filme de espioes para adultos.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
A huge leap of faith is required to connect, and many plot details appear to have not been properly thought through.
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
It is a spy film for adults and it avoids over the top pyrotechnics and jokey one-liners, and instead delivers a mature, intelligent thriller.
Beth Accomando - KPBS.org
By the end of the film, we've more or less given up trying to figure out how the characters are making their deductions; we just have to take it on faith that somehow everyone knows to go to a specific address in Moscow.
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
A thriller with a brain, a grown up film for grown ups
Dan Jardine - Apollo Guide
Flashes of color and streaks of movement can make for a striking picture, but only if you can see what's taking place, not to mention if you care about who is in jeopardy.
Eric Melin - Lawrence.com
Where it could have descended into a revenge drama, it settles for justice instead -- and not the kind that puts down one's enemies, but the kind that calls for confession, even reconciliation.
Peter T. Chattaway - Christianity Today
[Director] Greengrass proves himself equally adept at action, building on the edginess of Doug Liman's original with a feverish handheld camera and frenetic editing.
Dean Essner - Time Out
Stylish, full throttle, nobody's-pretending-this-is-art summer movie fun.
Dean Essner - Film Threat
Supremacy is, minor quibbles aside, a worthy successor to The Bourne Identity.
Pete Vonder Haar - Film Threat
At times, it's a bit too much like watching the Zapruder film, but... it keeps the audience sharp by forcing them to search for clues and stay focused on the action.
Uri Lessing - www.kcactive.com
The Bourne Supremacy offers both brains and brawn, but without the ability to enjoy any of the action, the film falls to mediocre levels.
Jason Zingale - Bullz-Eye.com
Dean Essner - Bullz-Eye.com
Yet another of the all reason-defying examples of sequels that are as good as if not better than their earlier films.
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
Improves on the original by leaps and bounds.
Ethan Alter - NYC Film Critic
Tries to top the original by offering two car chases; but they both chop space into blurry, discontinuous fragments...As with the car chases, so with The Bourne Supremacy.
Stuart Klawans - Nation
Stuart Klawans - The Nation
The Bourne Supremacy shows how a spy film should really be done.
Matt McAllister - Future Movies UK
'Un buen thriller, bien realizado y bien actuado que sirve para pasar un par de horas a gusto en la oscuridad de una sala de cine, pero no le pida mas'
Jorge Avila Andrade - Moviola
I'm here to tell you that it didn't disappoint.
Vic Holtreman - ScreenRant
Talk about adrenaline packed into an hour and forty minutes!!
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Damon makes Bourne a consistent, driven, intelligent, and yet vulnerable hero. It's too bad Academy voters will fail to notice his fantastic performance.
Jeffrey Overstreet - Looking Closer
A first-rate thriller that plays out with the pluck and style of the best James Bond films.
Forrest Hartman - Reno Gazette-Journal
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Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
With a rash of movies about resentful operatives or foot soldiers who can't tell whom to fear more, the enemy or their own leaders, they may be telling us something
Prairie Miller - Long Island Press
Bourne es un antiheroe, un hombre incomodo en su rol, un sicario amnesico atormentado por sus demonios.
Luis Martinez - Cinenganos
(T)he best car chase since Bullitt (1968)...With constant tension, this is a thriller at its best.
Tony Medley - tonymedley.com
Brainy, intelligent, emotional filmmaking that just happens to be in the thriller genre.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
This might work on video while imbibing illegal drugs, however, as it stands...Don't bother.
Eric Lurio - Greenwich Village Gazette
Dean Essner - Sunday Times (Australia)
A roller coaster ride of unglamorous sophistication and artful escapes.
Mark Sells - Oregon Herald
A steady, engrossing thriller.
Brian Orndorf - FilmJerk.com
Matt Damon again pulls off a great mix of inscrutability and vulnerability.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr. - Goatdog's Movies
Matt Damon's Jason Bourne brings new meaning to the word "spy." A fine example of a sequel to surpass the original.
Joe Utichi - FilmFocus
The Bourne Supremacy is something of a double rarity: an exciting, intelligent Hollywood thriller and a worthy sequel to boot.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
Bourne himself hovers above mere physical threats, draining this action movie of any urgency.
Martin Scribbs - Low IQ Canadian
Exciting, emotionally layered and brimming with invention.
Chris Hewitt (UK) - Empire Magazine
You can't put a price on a film-maker who still believes stunts should be shot in the street and not the editing suite
James Christopher - Times [UK]
A brisk, engrossing and intelligent thriller.
Nev Pierce - BBC
The Bourne Supremacy is a sharp, intelligent thriller that expertly mixes international espionage with a revenge story.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
Delivers as long as quibblers needing story, character and credibility can set aside their priorities.
Doris Toumarkine - Film Journal International
If you enjoyed the "Bourne Identity" you'll enjoy the "Bourne Supremacy" as much - just don't expect much more than that.
Tony Toscano - Talking Pictures (U.S.)
On balance The Bourne Supremacy is an engaging thriller (if less engaging as a character drama), and, at least in comparison to its predecessor, it reigns supreme.
Anton Bitel - Movie Gazette
conveys a real sense of danger, both emotional and physical
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
Maybe even the great 007 could learn a thing or two from the new kid on the espionage-movie block.
Gerry Shamray - Sun Newspapers of Cleveland
Such an exhilarating thriller ... don't be surprised if you leave the movie sweaty and exhausted from the workout.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
The picture fires on all pistons.
Rick Kisonak - Film Threat
Hand Paul Greengrass his walking papers ... and tell him to take his hand-held camera with him.
Jonathan R. Perry - Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
The acting was astounding, the plot was superb and the direction nailed it.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel - 3BlackChicks Review
Falls flat on its counter-intelligent face...If I wanted to watch an Olympic steeplechase, I'd wait for the Athens Games.
Thomas Delapa - Boulder Weekly
[Although] less intriguing than it is skillful, the follow-up to the 2002 hit delivers its characters, thrills and action very efficiently.
Mark Palermo - Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
The movie culminates with a sloppily edited car chase that goes on for so long that I had to be reminded: Was Matt Damon playing Jason Bourne or Sheriff Buford T. Justice?
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
Like Spider-Man 2, this film works in a very specific genre and seems intent on finding the layers underneath.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
Not a perfect film, but it provides enough excitement and intrigue to keep the popcorn crowds well entertained and glued to their seats for future Bourne adventures.
Jeff Otto - IGN Movies
Does what it promises -- gives great tense drama and action. However, jerky camera work is somewhat annoying.
Ross Anthony - Hollywood Report Card
The Bourne Supremacy offers cool thrills and explosive action.
Lori Hoffman - Atlantic City Weekly
A cinematic page-turner.
Susan Tavernetti - Palo Alto Weekly
If The Fugitive starred an invincible super-spy and was shot with a broken Steadicam...you'd have this half-decent, hyperactively edited, arms-length chase thriller.
Aaron Hillis - Premiere Magazine
The pacing is lively, yet still easy to follow
Marty Mapes - Movie Habit
This is a complex, grown up thriller that's rich in its gritty detail and nearly flawless in its stuntwork.
David Cornelius - eFilmCritic.com
In a summer drenched in CGI-effect extravaganzas, it's easy to forgive The Bourne Supremacy its occasional transparent plot device.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
The car chase near the end of the film is one of most exciting shots ever.
Vince Koehler - Entertainment Spectrum
Energetic, edgy and intelligent, film is a worthy follow-up to its exceptional 2002 predecessor.
Angela Baldassarre - Sympatico.ca
Much like Spider-Man 2, this action sequel...essentially delivers more of exactly what you'd expect, along with a blatant hook for the inevitable part three.
Luke Y. Thompson - New Times
Fans of the original film will certainly be pleased with this sequel.
Sean McBride - Sean the Movie Guy
I was riveted by [the] exhausting hand-to-hand combat and adrenaline-pumping car chases...
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
A worthy, but slightly lesser followup to the surprise 2002 hit, 'The Bourne Identity.'
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Dizzying editing and camera work will bother some, and the sheer complexity of the telling will confuse more people.
Mark R. Leeper - rec.arts.movies.reviews
A convoluted concoction of shaky hand-held camera shots and stomach-churning edits meant to simulate the feeling you'd get if you were tossed over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
Sean O'Connell - Eclipse Magazine
Frantic and fresh, "The Bourne Supremacy" is a chic spy thriller that's even better than the original.
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Much like Bourne, the film is a lean, mean, killing machine, and the action, near constant, is frightfully good.
Kimberley Jones - Austin Chronicle
The old-school Cold War spy thriller is Bourne again.
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
A smart thriller for a smart audience.
Annlee Ellingson - Boxoffice Magazine
Damon, who carries a certain blankness and anger with him, is right at home playing people who don't quite fit in and are tying desperately to find where they belong.
Dan Jardine - Cinemania
To its credit, Supremacy passes on the glib vigilante scenario and aspires, fitfully, to something more ambitious and ambiguous, something involving conscience, responsibility, and humility.
Peter Keough - Boston Phoenix
The Bourne Supremacy is an exceptional thriller that is a sequel to a good one... Power runs through every frame, making the smallness of the world itself seem scary.
Nick Davis - Nick's Flick Picks
I felt like I was Jason Bourne watching the movie, because I was one step ahead of it the entire way through...but even when Bourne is not at his best, he's still impressive.
Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone - TheMovieChicks.com
Rank[s] as a solid sequel, one that plays to the original's strengths as a sleek, brainy alternative to cartoonish James Bond bloat.
Carol Cling - Las Vegas Review-Journal
A buffed-up, kick-a** version of our modern collective consciousness.
Gabriel Shanks - Mixed Reviews
With its foot pressed to the floor from beginning to end, Bourne is a non-stop gas.
Bruce Newman - San Jose Mercury News
Director Paul Greengrass actually has a better sense of pacing than his predecessor, Doug Liman.
Dan Lybarger - Kansas City Star
The Bourne Supremacy is a dynamite sequel that begs for at least one more outing with this spy who refuses to come in from the cold.
Louis B. Hobson - Jam! Movies
Supremacy is briskly paced and the screenwriting is fairly clever and crafty and salvages the film as a whole.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
By the end I felt someone had put my brain in a blender.
Donald Munro - Fresno Bee
Just as thrilling, edgy and entertaining as the first installment.
(CNN.com) Paul Clinton - CNN.com
An entertaining spy thriller thankfully free of the campy, tongue-in-cheek excesses of the recent James Bond films.
Timothy Knight - Reel.com
While the movie has a higher IQ than the average summer action blitz, it underperforms as a thrill-dispenser.
Lisa Rose - Newark Star-Ledger
An excellent follow-up that confirms Bourne as a first-class movie franchise.
Bruce Kirkland - Jam! Movies
The movie pulses forward relentlessly, and the tension never slackens.
Lawrence Toppman - Charlotte Observer
The screenplay by Tony Gilroy ... cuts Ludlum's convolutions down to size, improves his leaden dialogue vastly and distills the action of the book to its essence.
James Verniere - Boston Herald
One of the busiest car-chase/ car-crash movies ever.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
Instead of setting aside creativity to kneel before the Movie Machine Conformitybot, Greengrass jumped out from a dark corner and knocked the 'bot out with a bag of nickels.
Phil Villarreal - Arizona Daily Star
A rare breed of action flick -- one that doesn't take human life for granted.
Rene Rodriguez - Miami Herald
Solid summer entertainment.
Marc Mohan - Oregonian
a sequel that actually trumps the original... establishes a tense atmosphere almost immediately... and barely lets up for the next two hours.
James Sanford - Kalamazoo Gazette
Matt Damon...yeah, he's still a badass.
John Venable - Supercala.com
Not a greatly different recipe from that of the first picture, but the results aren't as tasty this time around...Jason should not have been re-Bourne.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
By treating the subject matter with the same kind of raw emotional intensity as his recent fact-based drama, director Greengrass literally puts us in the driver's seat.
Susan Michals - FilmStew.com
Embodying the ruthlessness of the eat-its-own CIA (as well as the entertainment industry), Bourne isn't seeking revenge in the usual sense.
Cynthia Fuchs - PopMatters
A dandy paranoid thriller that begins confusingly but gets swifter and leaner as it goes.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Eye-rattling visual chaos that many moviegoers will want to rate X, for Excedrin.
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
This new Bourne adventure, adapted from Robert Ludlum's book, is somewhat too long and burdened with one too many exhaustingly chaotic car chases, but it's still almost as intelligent, exciting and fun as its predecessor.
Mary F. Pols - Contra Costa Times
Better than average summer fare.
Duane Dudek - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
While Damon doesn't have the benefit of surprising anyone with its sequel, "The Bourne Supremacy," it proves just as enjoyable as its predecessor.
Jeffrey Lyles - Gazette (MD)
The Bourne Supremacy is a summer action film... yet it impresses with its intelligence and its willingness to buck convention.
Daniel M. Kimmel - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Exhausting but thrilling at the same time.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
A refreshing alternative to the hypertrophied spy thrillers in which exaggerated action sequences, over-the-top super-villainy and high-tech gadgetry trump character and plot.
Maitland McDonagh - TV Guide's Movie Guide
Don't let this slip by you.
Dean Essner - E! Online
The Bourne Supremacy is essentially a string of how- will-he-get- out-this-one set pieces, but they have been cooked up with nerve-frying elan by British director Greengrass.
Jan Stuart - Newsday
Almost everything that made The Bourne Identity refreshing -- the wit, the irony, the suspense, the novelty of its premise -- is gone.
Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle
A spy thriller for espionage fans who feel that James Bond has gone soft in the head.
Glenn Whipp - Los Angeles Daily News
An enjoyable-enough night at the movies, though it's not as well-crafted as its predecessor.
Moira MacDonald - Seattle Times
Paul Clinton (CNN.com) - CNN.com
Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass have created a fiery, quick-witted film that presents compelling evidence that the action-suspense genre has been "Bourne again."
David Foucher - EDGE Boston
Dean Essner - Baltimore Sun
The Bourne Supremacy... shares the attributes of its star, Matt Damon: Solid, down-to-earth, good-looking but not too flashy, and often capable of surprising you.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
A smart and jittery sequel.
Robert Denerstein - Denver Rocky Mountain News
A disappointment from the director of Bloody Sunday.
David Sterritt - Christian Science Monitor
James Bond only does things you could never do, but Bourne does things you could never even think of.
Steven D. Greydanus - Decent Films Guide
Greengrass gives the new film edginess and energy, though his almost constant use of jittery hand-held cameras might exhaust some viewers.
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Moviegoers who complain about what a shaky camera does to their innards should pack antacids for this one.
Terry Lawson - Detroit Free Press
From top to bottom, from the action parts to the talky bits, The Bourne Supremacy is a movie that absolutely flies by with nary an unnecessary breath.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
Matt Damon is re-bourne as a compelling action figure
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
The primary pleasure is just the fun of seeing smart people outsmarted.
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Despite the high speed car chases and the gleaming high-tech weaponry, 'The Bourne Supremacy' is empty of any lasting impressions.
Nigam Nuggehalli - culturevulture.net
Only the car chase--the best in years--is not confusing.
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve
Offers the double agents and delicious espionage you expect from a CIA thriller, but without becoming bloated and ridiculous like 90 percent of action films made today.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
The Bourne Supremacy ups the ante and the story zooms to a whole new level while still keeping the paranoia and the spy-vs-spy feel of the first film.
Staci Layne Wilson - Fantastica Daily
The familiar character-driven story is yet another fast-paced, high-stakes, globe-trotting adventure with shaky hand-held camerawork and quick-cut editing.
Susan Granger - Modamag.com
[F]antastic, a whiz-bang follow-up that far surpasses the original as it breathlessly zigs and zags all over the globe.
Austin O'Connor - Lowell Sun
It's good enough to make a third Bourne movie a welcome possibility.
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top-drawer genre filmmaking -- an intense, intelligent, exciting, impeccable spy thriller.
Eugene Novikov - Film Blather
A kind of rehash of the fast parts in the first movie. It's not totally satisfying, but it's fun while it lasts.
Jeffrey Chen - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
The Bourne Supremacy fizzles with its reliance upon a plethora of chase sequences to compensate for its failure to create an engrossing protagonist.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
Basically you have The Fugitive with CIA agents moving through an entire plot that could be written on a napkin, but it moves like a thunderbolt riding a cheetah.
Erik Childress - eFilmCritic.com
Spy sequel has serious kick thanks to Tony Gilroy's black-coffee script and Paul Greengrass's two-fisted direction.
James Rocchi - Netflix
A welcome throwback to blood-soaked espionage thrillers, The Bourne Supremacy is a gritty sequel that hasn't lost its popular appeal.
Guylaine Cadorette - Hollywood.com
Bourne Supremacy's tag line, "They Should Have Left Him Alone" is so completely apropos for this particularly puzzling sequel.
Emily Blunt - Blunt Review
A sequel that, whatever its actual motivation, doesn't feel like a studio-mandated cash grab, but an organic continuation of the original, both in content and style.
Josh Bell - Las Vegas Weekly
`The Bourne Identity' was, above all things, muscular - lean, taut and physical -- and its sequel...has not let the series get flabby.
Josh Larsen - Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
Somebody needs to tell filmmakers that holding a camera by hand and shaking it around is not artistic. It looks like The Bourne Witch Project.
Fred Topel - About.com
The Bourne Supremacy" is an exciting, finely crafted action thriller with the accent on "thrill."
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
... delivers the expected adrenaline-driven thrills with a fresh eye and a refreshing attitude...
Sean Axmaker - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
With an intense tone, strong mystery and dedication to story over frivolous action, The Bourne Supremacy is one of the best movies of the year!
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
If Damon played Harrison Ford's Deckard character in the first film, in the second he's Rutger Hauer's Roy Batty.
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
A cold, calculating virtual redux of The Bourne Identity that leaves a bitter aftertaste in its wake. Audiences have seen this all before, many times over.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
The most fun you'll have in theaters this summer
David Levine - Filmcritic.com
A breathless sequel with tense intellectual punch, smart, seat-gripping action, and a hero who is utterly compelling, almost without saying a word.
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
The film's goals are in the right place: character development and character growth.
Steven Snyder - Zertinet Movies
Have you noticed that the older he gets, the more Matt Damon resembles Ray Liotta? 'It's essential preparation for my remake of Operation Dumbo Drop,' notes Matt.
Mark Ramsey - MovieJuice!
This dark, daring sequel is Bourne's journey to acknowledge the blood on his hands and atone for sins of his half-remembered past. It's a tougher, more complicated movie.
Sean Burns - Philadelphia Weekly
The need to separate from the first film seems to have sliced most of Identity's considerable charm right off the bone of what could have been (and still could be) an interesting franchise.
Joe Donnelly - L.A. Weekly
So oppressively identified with its predecessor's look, sound, and design that Doug Liman warrants a co-director credit.
Joe McGovern - Slant Magazine
a cut above your average fantasy world espionage thriller.
Scott Nash - Three Movie Buffs
It has an enviable level of clarity and plausibility while dynamically satisfying the conventions and requirements of the thriller.
Jules Brenner - Cinema Signals
... one of the best thrillers in recent years.
Richard Roeper - Ebert & Roeper