The Bourne Ultimatum

  • 12
  • Paul Greengrass (2007)
  • US (SUB)
  • 110 min
The Bourne Ultimatum
Film Review
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5 out of 5

In the third film based on author Robert Ludlum's bestsellers, former CIA agent Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) hits the ground running - and from then on the pace never slackens. The subtle and simple script is dazzling, as Bourne zips through stunning global locations to discover the truth about his past and take revenge on those responsible for his brainwashed plight. Damon has really made the role of the troubled assassin his own, and returning director Paul Greengrass employs the same hand-held camera technique he used in The Bourne Supremacy to add immediacy and up-close-and-personal thrills to the terrific stunts. With flashbacks to both previous episodes, and stars Joan Allen and Julia Stiles returning to marvellous effect, this instalment is essentially one long chase that never loses its grip or credibility. Nothing is overplayed, from the scary surveillance tracking methods to the high-level corruption, making this a superbly crafted masterclass in intelligent action film-making.

Plot Summary

Spy action thriller, starring Matt Damon, Julia Stiles and Joan Allen. When an article about a covert CIA operation appears in The Guardian, trained assassin Jason Bourne sets off for London to meet the journalist behind the exposé who may be able to shed light on Bourne's past. But his former employers are also on the trail with instructions to make sure that the meeting never happens.

Cast and crew


Jason Bourne
Matt Damon
Nicolette "Nicky" Parsons
Julia Stiles
Noah Vosen
David Strathairn
Pamela Landy
Joan Allen
Simon Ross
Paddy Considine
Edgar Ramirez
Ezra Kramer
Scott Glenn
Dr Albert Hirsch
Albert Finney
Martin Kreutz
Daniel Brühl
Tom Cronin
Tom Gallop
Corey Johnson
Joey Ansah
Neal Daniels
Colin Stinton


Paul Greengrass

Other Information

English, French, Arabic, Russian, Spanish +subtitles
Theatrical distributor: 
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 17 Aug 2007
Certificate 12