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The Bourne Ultimatum

  • Drama
  • 2007
  • Paul Greengrass
  • 110 mins
  • 12A

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.

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Review

Rating: 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Jason BourneMatt Damon
Nicolette "Nicky" ParsonsJulia Stiles
Noah VosenDavid Strathairn
Pamela LandyJoan Allen
Simon RossPaddy Considine
PazEdgar Ramirez
Ezra KramerScott Glenn
Dr Albert HirschAlbert Finney
Martin KreutzDaniel Brühl
Tom CroninTom Gallop
WillsCorey Johnson
DeshJoey Ansah
Neal DanielsColin Stinton

Crew

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DirectorPaul Greengrass

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2007-08-17
Language
Arabic
Guidance
Violence.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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