This fifth entry in the Bourne series sees Matt Damon return to his role as a former assassin still in hiding, alongside Oscar-winners Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones and director Paul Greengrass.... More
Living a life off the grid by subsisting on the earnings of street fighting, Jason Bourne (Damon) is drawn back into the murky world of US intelligence operations. As an eager up-and-comer (Vikander) seeks to prove her mettle by bringing him in, long-buried secrets continue to keep a price on Bourne's head. Playing a deadly game of cat and mouse with an opponent even better-resourced than before, Bourne's journey takes him from the epicentre of the Mediterreanean refugee crisis, to anti-austerity protests in Greece, and ultimately Las Vegas.Hide
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BY Steve Newall Flicks Writer
A lot’s changed in the past decade since Matt Damon’s last outing as Bourne. Geopolitically, the world’s a bloody shambles, which offers plenty of fresh backdrops to a new dose of assassin intrigue. And, despite studios’ best efforts, there have been no new spy/action tentpoles dominating cinemas, unless you count continuing installments of the Bond, Mission: Impossible and Fast & Furious franchises (definitely disregard The Bourne Legacy, everybody else has). Reinvigorated by the break, and ready to reclaim their position as both critically-lauded and commercially successful, Damon re-teams with best Bourne director Paul Greengrass here, for predictably satisfying results.... More
Surrounding Damon with locations torn from the headlines - the Greece-Macedonia border, anti-austerity protests in Athens - as well as Oscar-winner co-stars in Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones certainly does no harm. Nor does infusing the Bourne world with a healthy dose of post-Snowden politics. But what really makes this tick is the familiar mix of gritty, tangible direction from Greengrass, and Damon returning to his signature action role.
The narrative winds its way around the globe and through the expected array of twists and turns (hey, don’t forget this still has paperback thriller author Robert Ludlum’s DNA all through it as the creator of Bourne). Yes, you’ve seen this done before. Thankfully these guys do it very, very well - and while Greengrass can’t resist shaking the camera too much, he’s staged some impressive, tense, set-pieces that demand to be seen on the big screen.
Presumably, there are more of these to come. Bring it, I say.Hide
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BY RealityCheck superstar
Well blow me down if it isn’t another in the every growing longer line of Bourne movies. Don’t get me wrong, they are enjoyable, to a point. This is like a mash-up of 'Bourne 2’, ‘Mission Impossible’ (series), ‘Sherlock Holmes’ (even though less talking in this one), ‘Ronin’ and ‘Eagle Eye’. Nice watch for a Friday night or if you really enjoyed the pervious Bourne series. So cool to see that rich guy from ‘Oceans 13’ but why he’s shooting at Jason...... More Again, I won’t give away the ending, but needless to say, you can guess the ending, in true Bourne style.
Genre : Action, thriller, war, action (yes I said it twice)
3/5 : Only thing different from the last few was some more history and he talked less, which is a shame.Hide
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