Stars: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Julia Stiles

They say: When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne (Damon)and Marie (Potente) have been living under assumed names, all hell is about to break loose. Bourne, remember, promised retaliation should anyone from his former life attempt contact, and once again takes up his life as a trained assassin to survive. The tables are turned and the hunted has suddenly become the hunter…

We say: Some tense moments can’t disguise the fact that efforts to recapture the smooth intensity and panache of the original Bourne flick (The Bourne Identity) have kind of fallen by the wayside – mainly due to the directors’ insistence on shaky-hand cinematography and constant close-up action… leaving this movie with the feel more of a drunken visual experience, than a full-on action hit. That said, there’s more twists than a schnitzel on a BBQ and it’s a great story. Die-hard Bourne fans will still be impressed, and it’s certainly worth a weekend punt.