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With 'Jason Bourne,' Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass perfect their amnesiac spy cocktail

With 'Jason Bourne,' Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass perfect their amnesiac spy cocktail

Is it possible to make a mass audience summer movie that’s as smart as it is entertaining, as relevant and contemporary as it is escapist? The answer is yes, especially if the name Bourne is involved.

"Jason Bourne" is the fourth film to feature Matt Damon as that unstoppable secret agent, the third to be directed by Paul Greengrass and, like its predecessors, it’s a pip. 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.

As last year’s "The Martian" underlined yet again, the gifted Damon is intuitively empathetic, and...

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