The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum

Paul Greengrass (2007)

110min
12 Certificate
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Our Score
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.

Summary

Amnesiac rogue assassin Jason Bourne's long-buried memories are reawakened by a British journalist researching the secret organisation that was responsible for transforming him into a killing machine. Meanwhile, a ruthless CIA director becomes convinced Bourne is still a security risk, and plans to dispose of him once and for all. Third instalment of the spy thriller series, directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Matt Damon, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Paddy Considine, Scott Glenn and Albert Finney.

Cast & Crew

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

Language: English, French, Arabic, Russian, Spanish +subtitles Colour Theatrical distributor: Universal Guidance: Violence. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 17 Aug 2007

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