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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Matt Damon
Franka Potente
Chris Cooper
Clive Owen
Directors
Doug Liman
Screenwriters
Tony Gilroy
William Blake Herron
Running Time
119 minutes

The Bourne Identity
Matt Damon transforms into an action hard-man with no memory of his past and a government agency out to get him.


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Plot
A bullet-ridden amnesiac is rescued from drowning by a fishing trawler, only to find himself the unwitting target of enemies. Is he really the ruthless assassin they think he is? And will he even live long enough to figure it out?


Verdict
Nothing in The Bourne Identity stands up to close examination, but that doesn't stop it being a rollicking blockbuster ride and perfect Saturday night fodder. Spectacular stunts, enough twists and turns to keep the audience guessing, and Matt Damon delivering as an action hero.


Reviewed by Emma Cochrane

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