Bourne Identity (2002)

I rented The Bourne Identity on DVD this week. I had wanted to see it in the theater but did not get to it. I’ve enjoyed Matt Damon in other parts and this looked like a good part for him.
The movie itself is a remake of a 1988 made-for-tv movie that I did not see. Both were based on a novel by Robert Ludlum with the same name. The plot is very similar to the plot of “The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)” starring Geena Davis and Samuel Jackson. I spotted an actor named Brian Cox in both Long Kiss and Bourne Identity. I wonder if that was a nod to the previous movie.

The movie started off a little slow but then got going. There’s a car chase in the middle of the movie featuring a Mini Cooper being chased by motorcycles. It was a good chase. It was a old mini, not a new one like in Austin Powers.

I recommend this movie to anyone who likes a good spy/action movie. If you like this movie, check out Long Kiss Goodnight and Ronin (my other favor spy movie).

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