The Bourne Identity
2002
****
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Matt Damon, Chris Cooper, Franka Potente, Clive Owen, Brian Cox

The second adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s novel about Jason Bourne, a deadly amnesiac who cannot remember his shady past, is a thoroughly enjoyable spy thriller. The story is so fast-paced that it doesn’t allow you time to dwell on the occasional holes in the plot. The film makes great use of the various European locations, and there’s a nice pulsating electronic soundtrack by John Powell. Followed by The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum.