Planning to see the newest Bourne adventure? Check out the reviews first.

The fifth film in this blockbuster series has arrived, taking the titular intrepid spy (Matt Damon) on another globetrotting mission offering explosive sequences and intrigue as he attempts to curb global instability and uncover his mysterious past. The trailers certainly looks like they’ve crafted the biggest movie yet in the franchise, but is it worth seeing on the big screen?

Here’s what the critics wrote about Jason Bourne…

  • “Made with a palpable sense of urgency, this tense, propulsive motion picture is a model of what mainstream entertainment can be like when everything goes right.”
    -Kenneth Turan [Los Angeles Times]
  • “If this is the best Bourne this team can deliver after nine years away – maybe it’d just be better next time if they forgot the whole thing.”
    -Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
  • “Just as the initial Damon-driven trilogy wrapped up Bourne’s business but left us wanting more, this sequel offers closure even as it entices us with the possibility of his return.”
    -Peter Debruge [Variety]
  • “Bourne used to be an anguished amnesiac. Now he remembers who he is, but this fourth episode of the franchise forgot to make him human.”
    -Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal]
  • “Jason Bourne is the best action thriller of the year so far, with a half-dozen terrific chase sequences and fight scenes. At one point the action swings to Vegas, and while some of what transpires is almost cartoonishly over-the-top, it’s great fun.”
    -Richard Roeper [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • “Its narrative hopscotch loses the tight personal focus that made its antihero so compelling, and saps the cinematic urgency that made the earlier movies so robust.”
    -Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
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