Bourne Identity, The : Movie Review

Spies, intrigue, amnesia and exotic European locales are the elements that make up the new spy thriller, "Bourne Identity, The (2001)". Matt Damon returns to lush locales he visited in "The Talented Mr. Ripley" to take a crack at the evolving Hollywood spy genre.

Matt Damon stars as author Robert Ludlum's super-spy Jason Bourne. Bourne ends up the fishing nets of a vessel off the coast of Marseilles. He has no idea who he is or where he has been. His only clue is a bank account number surgically inserted into his body. Bourne must unravel the mystery to what and who he is before a covert government agency ends Bourne's life. The agency is run by the mysterious Ted Conklin (Chris Cooper), who must kill Bourne before he remembers who he is. Bourne also tangles with a gypsy-type student named Marie (Franka Potente) and a lethal assassin, The Professor (Clive Owen).

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Author : Dean Kish