Rewatched Aug 13, 2012
Matthew Buchanan’s review:
Doug Liman brings the rave-era trappings of Go to Robert Ludlum’s pulp fiction tale of espionage in the midst of retrograde amnesia, updating it to fit post-9/11 sensibilities. Then, it was a refreshing take on the sort of 90s genre fare that invariably starred Harrison Ford, but a decade on, it’s the film’s quieter moments that resonate, the quick-cut hand-to-hand action having been done much better since (including in its own sequels). Matt Damon literally grew into the Jason Bourne role (he’s younger and perhaps more fragile than you remember), and Franka Potente — cast just a couple of years after her breakthrough role in Run Lola Run — proves a steely yet tender partner and foil. The film that made Minis cool again.