The fourth Bourne movie (or fifth if you count the turkey with Jeremy Renner) has all the ingredients: Matt Damon, propulsive action, palpable tension, well-choreographed and executed chase and fight scenes, Paul Greengrass in the director’s chair, and Alicia Vikander to boot. But at heart this is a self-conscious replica movie that offers very little new. Missing is the emotional grounding that made the previous films so engrossing on more than a mere action level. And it can’t shake a certain greatest-hits aspect or the suspicion that it exists largely because we like watching Damon be Bourne. Enough. (123 min)
About Don Morton
Don Morton has viewed some 6,000 movies, frequently awake. A bachelor and avid cyclist, he currently divides his time between Tokyo and a high-tech 4WD super-camper somewhere in North America.