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The Bourne Supremacy

Year: 2004
Director: Paul Greengrass
Cast: Matt Damon, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Franka Potente, Karl Urban, Marton Csokas
Continuing the story of the world's most famous amnesiac spy, Jason Bourne (Damon) is living in an Indian oceanside village with his lover (Potente), having nightmares about his dark past and trying to lay low.

But as the tagline says, they should have left him alone. When an operative covering the tracks of operation Treadstone comes to his home after him (with disastrous results) and a chase across Europe ensues as Bourne tries to stay one step ahead of the CIA analyst trying to uncover both his whereabouts and Treadstone's shady history and the various bad guys trying to keep him silent forever.

Retaining some of the realistic action styling of the original, director Greengrass gets too enthusiastic with the vertigous camerawork. It's supposed to make it look documentary style, but instead will make you seasick in some sequences.

Other than that, it's a step below the original, seeming to be an endless travelogue of Bourne getting on and off trains and buses throughout eastern Europe.

The realism isn't helped by a ten minute long car chase scene in which a Moscow taxi is trashed beyond a state any car could still run in real life.

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