Time Out says
In his Hollywood debut, ‘Bloody Sunday’ director and acclaimed documentarian Greengrass proves himself equally adept at action, building on the edginess of Doug Liman’s original with a feverish handheld camera and frenetic editing which lend the film – even more loosely based on Robert Ludlum’s source material than before – an urgency and a ferocious realism in keeping with the book’s (if not the film’s) cold war-setting and the solemnity of Damon’s ever resourceful Bourne. More Batman than Bond, he can improvise with a rolled up magazine in hand-to-hand combat, and has unparalleled linguistic and fighting skills. Thankfully, he’s the good guy, a singular killing machine we can feel for. Like Bourne himself, this is clinically ruthless in approach: a relentlessly paced, non-stop chase movie that culminates in a breathless foot and car pursuit across a frozen Moscow. The ending sets up a third. On the strength of this, it would be most welcome.
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