7/17/2014
Matt Damon, a.k.a. Jason Bourne
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Our love for hyper-competent spies such as James Bond and Jason Bourne belies the "buffoonish incompetence" and "bloody failure" of our actual intelligence services, writes Ryan Cooper. "[A] movie grounded in the reality of American spycraft would be the blackest Keystone Kops-style comedy," he adds.

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