Michael Corleone's famous line "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in" has never been more applicable than they are to Jason Bourne in THE BOURNE SUPREMACY.
After going off the grid, Bourne (a superb Matt Damon) and his girlfriend Marie (Franka Potente) are living a quiet life in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere.
When a brutal assassination attempt on Bourne brings him out of hiding, he finds himself a pawn in a massive frame up with worldwide political impact.
Once again, Bourne is forced to put all his amazing skills to work in an effort to prove his innocence and expose the real conspirators.
Brian Cox is back and terrific as Ward Abbott, a puppet master with feet in both sides of the battle. Joan Allen (The Contender) returns as senior CIA commander Landey and Julia Stiles (The Omen) is pulled back into the action as Bourne's confidant from the last film.
Director Paul Greengrass (United 93) overwhelms you with incredible hand-to-hand combat shot with handheld cameras, sweeping crane shots of massive car chases and a constant sense of danger.
Composer John Powell (Solo) delivers a modern action score than pounds you forward through the thrills.
Damon once again nails the tortured soul of Bourne, buried under amnesia, wanting to be left alone and constantly under the threat of assassins and the government.
There isn't a hint of CGI in the entire movie. Every stunt is real. The average length of every shot is only 1.7 seconds, giving the entire movie the feel of a rollercoaster roaring forward.
Just as strong as the original, SUPREMACY set up the next sequel, The Bourne Ultimatum for its release in 2007.
SUPREMACY lives up to its title, earning an exciting, violent A.