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Jason Bourne Review

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It's been nine years since Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass collaborated on The Bourne Ultimatum, and now they're back. The plot feels like it was agreed by a committee, as thin as the non-title of this film. Honestly, this franchise offers endless options for titles, and they just decided not to bother this time. So even though the story has a whisper of soap-opera silliness about it (yet another blurred memory comes to light), the film is relentlessly entertaining, building momentum as it surges from dark drama to intense action.

Since finally figuring out who he is, Jason (Damon) has been earning a living as a bare-knuckle boxer on the Greek-Albania border. Then his former cohort Nicky (Julia Stiles) uncovers a new piece in his life puzzle, which allows the CIA's Director Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones) to track them down. As he sends in a ruthless assassin (Vincent Cassel) to get rid of them once and for all, plucky CIA analyst Heather (Alicia Vikander) takes a different approach, determined to bring Jason back into the firm. But he's not coming in without a fight, and as the stakes rise, the chase shifts from Athens to Berlin, London and finally Las Vegas.

As all of this is happening, Dewey is also trying to strong-arm the billionaire founder (Riz Ahmed) of a hot social media platform to allow the CIA to have access to its customers. And he's heading to Vegas as well. This sideplot integrates cleverly with the main narrative, although its message about government overreach is a bit heavy-handed ("Privacy is freedom!"). Still, it adds some kick to the whizzy computer gadgetry that fills this franchise, from tracking devices and tiny earpieces to miraculous hacks.

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Director Paul Greengrass with his wife Joanna at the European premiere of 'Jason Bourne' held at Odeon Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Monday 11th July 2016

Paul Greengrass and Wife Joanna

Jason Bourne Trailer


Jason Bourne comes as the fifth instalment in the revival of Bourne to our screens where the film sees the return of Matt Damon as the protagonist and its returning director Paul Greengrass. Bourne is a former secret agent who has previously failed to understand his own identity and battles with a constant process of finding out new information about himself. In this sequel Bourne is once again at war with the people that have turned him into the man he is and struggles to cope with the sheer amount of pressure he is put under from the state.

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Jason Bourne - Teaser Trailer


Jason Bourne is used to living in the shadows. Since uncovering the wrongdoings of operation Blackbriar and Treadstone, Bourne has been in hiding, to the outside world Jason Bourne does not exist. Once again finding himself having to surface, Jason Bourne is a hunted man. 

Memories of his past are slowly returning to Bourne but what as his limited allies are quick to remind him, there's a war going on and what Jason might not remember are the things that might be most important. 

Matt Damon returns as Jason Bourne in the fourth film in the series - fifth if including the spin-off The Bourne Legacy. Jason Bourne is directed by Paul Greengrass.

Matt Damon , Paul Greengrass - Matt Damon films a scene on a London rooftop for the latest movie in the Bourne franchise - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 10th November 2015

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Paul Greengrass and Guest - Richard Attenborough memorial service held at Westminster Abbey - Departures. - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 17th March 2015

Paul Greengrass and Guest

Paul Greengrass - Memorial service for Lord Richard Attenborough at Westminster Abbey - Arrivals at Westminster Abbey - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 17th March 2015

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Jason Bourne Will Return With Matt Damon Reprising His Role In The Franchise


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Jason Bourne will return and Matt Damon will be reprising his role as the troubled former secret agent.

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Matt Damon starred in three of the four Bourne movies.

Read More: Matt Damon Open To More Bourne Movies - Will Be Team Up With Jeremy Renner? 

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Matt Damon And Paul Greengrass To Return For Fifth 'Bourne' Movie


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Matt Damon is to return to play Jason Bourne in the fifth movie in the spy-thriller franchise, with director Paul Greengrass also returning. It will be the duo's third film in the series and is expected to fill the July 16, 2016 release date that Universal previously held for a sequel to Justin Lin's 'Bourne Legacy' with Jeremy Renner.

Matt DamonMatt Damon is returning to the Bourne franchise

Since The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Damon has spoken of potentially returning to the franchise if the story was right.

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Matt Damon Open To More 'Bourne' Movies: Will He Team Up With Jeremy Renner?


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Matt Damon has revealed that not only would he be happy to reprise his career-defining role of Jason Bourne in the butt-kicking, Bond-esque blockbusters but that he and director Paul Greengrass would have already started beavering away on the sequel to 2007's Bourne Ultimatum if they'd found a suitable storyline.

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Matt Damon Has Revealed He's Open To Starring In More 'Bourne' Movies.

Indeed, just when we thought one of the greatest action franchises of this millennium had been all neatly wrapped up nearly seven years ago, then BAM! - now we're hit with the realisation that there could be more to come from the amnesiac CIA assassin.

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Empire Film Awards: James McAvoy, Emma Thompson, 'Gravity,' And 'The Hobbit' Take Home The Silver


Emma Thompson Aidan Turner Margot Robbie Tom Cruise James McAvoy Alfonso Cuaron Paul Greengrass Arnold Schwarzenegger Simon Pegg Hugh Jackman Michael Fassbender The Empire Film Awards

Some of the biggest names in film were out last night for the Jameson Empire Film Awards, which saw the year's biggest and best movies awarded for a storming year in filmmaking. Voted for by the public, the awards presented a somewhat different picture of the last year in film than most of the other big awards ceremonies have done so far.

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It Was An Evening Of Triump For Emma Thompson, Who Was Awarded Best Actress.

Space thriller Gravity and the fantasy sequel The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug were the evening's biggest winners with the former winning Best Film and Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón whilst the latter picked up Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Best Male Newcomer for Aiden Turner, AKA Kili. Saving Mr, Banks star Emma Thompson and Filth actor James McAvoy took home the respective male and female acting awards, according to the movie magazine.

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Daniel Bruehl and Paul Greengrass - EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) after-party held at the Grosvenor House - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 16th February 2014

Daniel Bruehl and Paul Greengrass

Baftas 2014: 'Gravity' Pulls In The Nominations While Chiwetel Ejiofor Stands A Great Chance


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The Bafta nominations didn’t really throw up any surprises, with many of the year’s top actors, directors and films being recognised. The constant metronome of: ‘Gravity,’ ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’ still chimes away; the Oscar favourites are set to do battle.

GravityGravity is leading the way with 11 Bafta nominations

So 'Gravity' leads the way with 11 nominations; it’ll go up against '12 Years a Slave' in the Best Film Category as well as 'American Hustle', 'Captain Phillips' and 'Philomena', a film the Alfonso Cuaron space thriller must also beat to win Outstanding British Film gong. 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', 'Rush', 'Saving Mr. Banks' and 'The Selfish Giant' make up that category.

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10 Best Films Of 2013


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BEHIND THE CANDELABRA

10. Behind The Candelabra - Sadly consigned to TV in America, this Liberace biopic's lavish production design deserves to be projected on the biggest screen possible. As do great performances from Michael Douglas, Matt Damon and a hilarious Rob Lowe.
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'Jackass Present: Bad Grandpa' Looks Like The Early Favourite To Top Weekend Box Office


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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is predicted to earn close to $30 million at the box office in it's opening weekend, according to Deadline, making it the most likely candidate to finish at the top of the box office come the end of the week. This means that after three weeks of dominating the US box office, Gravity may finally be replaced as America's favourite movie at cinemas.

Bad Grandpa
Bad Grandpa should be an easy weekend winner

Depending on what side of the $30 mil. mark it lands on, the film can become either the third or fourth most successful R-rated film of the year in terms of opening box office revenue. Should the film exceed expectations even further, it could potentially place even higher. The film already made an estimated $11 - 12 mil. on the opening day of the weekend - Friday, 25 October - and could be well on its way to exceeding the $30 mil. mark should the numbers continue to add up. Not bad for a film that only cost $15 million to make.

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