Jason Bourne

Theatrical Release: July 29, 2016
Jason Bourne


Jason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past.

Dove Review

“Jason Bourne” is fast-paced and action-packed. For lovers of the series, this installment features everything that made the Bourne films popular. It includes car chases, crashes, fights, assassins, political intrigue, computer hacking, a secret on a flash drive, and a few surprises along the way. Unfortunately, I found the jerky camera movements and the “personal camera” that follows characters to be a bit annoying. In one scene that takes place in an apartment, between Bourne (Matt Damon) and another man, the camera literally shakes for no apparent reason. On a positive note, the locales of the film include the Greek-Albanian border, London, Germany, Rome, Iceland and Vegas.

The plot is intriguing, with a dirty C.I.A. agent named Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones) trying to take out Bourne before he learns a few secrets that Dewey would rather him not find out. A new agent, Heather Lee (Alicia Vikander), catches on to the fact that Dewey is far from clean. She secretly begins to help Bourne — and he will need it. A cold-hearted assassin named Asset (Vincent Cassel) is set to take him out. When Bourne learns a secret involving Asset and Bourne’s deceased father, he is determined to get Asset instead.

The acting is terrific, especially that of Damon, Jones, Cassel and Vikander. Unfortunately, due to excessive violence, which features a few very bloody scenes, and strong language, we are prevented from awarding the film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: GD-2; J/JC-3; For C*rist Sake-1; OMG-1; H-6; D-1; S-3; S.O.B.-2; Slang for male genitalia-1
Violence: A lot of violence, including a man held hostage, already bloody, being shot and killed; several shootings with people being killed; a few fist fights, which leave the combatants bloodied in the face; a man falls a great distance, and a small pool of blood is visible under his head; a riot, which results in demonstrators and police clashing and features gas bombs and fires; an object on fire is dropped on a car; small missiles fired; objects and punches thrown; car chases and many cars crash, including police cars being struck; car bomb causes death; assassin shoots people.
Drugs: What looks like a wine bottle on a stand.
Nudity: Shirtless men.
Other: Men with tattoos on a lot of their bodies; tension and disagreements between characters; bets on fights; betrayal; undercover secrets.


Company: Universal Pictures
Director: Paul Greengrass
Genre: Action
Runtime: 123 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter