FILM REVIEW; Spies Chasing a Spy Chasing His Identity
By STEPHEN HOLDEN
It may sound odd to call a chilly, paranoid thriller like The Bourne Supremacy entertainment comfort food. But in the wake of 9/11, this globe-trotting post-cold-war melodrama full of standard cloak-and-dagger intrigue has the reassuring aroma of a home-cooked meal served while riding the world’s smoothest roller coaster.
As the story unfolds at a whirring pace whose tremors flow like the seamless pulses in a sleek, percussive symphony, watching the movie feels like lying back after the meat loaf and mashed potatoes and being spoon-fed gourmet ice cream while the wind whistles in your ears.
–Okay, now keep in mind all of the talented writers out there who can’t get a fucking break. This goes beyond mixed metaphor… this is downright avant-garde.