The Bourne Ultimatum

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85

Universal acclaim - based on 38 Critics What's this?

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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 711 Ratings

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  • Summary: All he wanted was to disappear. Instead, Jason Bourne is now hunted by the people who made him what he is. Having lost his memory and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the barrage of bullets and a new generation of highly-trained killers. Bourne has only one objective: to goAll he wanted was to disappear. Instead, Jason Bourne is now hunted by the people who made him what he is. Having lost his memory and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the barrage of bullets and a new generation of highly-trained killers. Bourne has only one objective: to go back to the beginning and find out who he was. (Universal) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. 100
    Bravura doesn't begin to describe Greengrass's skill in mounting these complex sequences...This is, simply put, some of the most accomplished filmmaking being done anywhere for any purpose.
  2. Mr. Greengrass knows how to do his job, and there’s no one in Hollywood right now who does action better, who keeps the pace going so relentlessly, without mercy or letup, scene after hard-rocking scene.
  3. A spectacular windup toy of a thriller -- a contraption made by an artist.
  4. 88
    The movie is thunderously exciting, but what makes it resonate is the wrenching story we read on Damon's face. We've waited all summer for a wild ride to grab us with more than jolts. Now it's here. Hang on.
  5. It's the rare action picture whose adrenaline-driven thrills neither overshadow the characters nor degenerate into cartoonish preposterousness.
  6. Greengrass and co. may have made one of the best action movies in recent memory.
  7. The movie is so surreal it's just not very involving. As an action extravaganza, it's busy but dull.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 232
  1. WexlerR.
    Aug 5, 2007
    10
    Minimal dialogue, action increasing exponentially throughout, building thu a series of incredible set pieces to a great finish
  2. MarcusW.
    Sep 25, 2007
    10
    The Bourne Ultimatum was the best movie of the summer, and the car chases were top notch.
  3. May 24, 2011
    10
    Rarely in a trilogy does each movie improve on it's predacessor however in this case its a case of saving the best until last! The BourneRarely in a trilogy does each movie improve on it's predacessor however in this case its a case of saving the best until last! The Bourne Identity and Supremacy where amazing but Ultimatum blows them out them water. It raises the bar and set's the standards for all spy, espionage, federal agent franchises - whatever you want to call them the likes of Bond, Bauer and McClane all have some serious work to do. This film picks up from the previous outing with Bourne escaping the authorities and on the run however he inadvertently becomes the target of Operation Blackbriar - a Treadstone upgrade whilst working with a London based journalist. Information from the reporter brings back new sets of memories for Bourne as he finally intends upon finding out about his dark past and who he truely is whilst evading a new ruthless breed of assassin leading to a phenominal finale in the final installment of a tremednous trilogy! This film has everything action from start to finish, superb suspense and a real thriller once more showcasing just how good a recipe it is with Paul Greengrass directing and Matt Damon in awesome form as Jason Bourne. Collapse
  4. ZachL.
    Aug 4, 2007
    9
    Sweet action movie. At times almost too much camera movement... but never too much to really get in the way. Highly recommended.
  5. DanB.
    Aug 6, 2007
    8
    Aside from the twist at the end, its attempts to be political were a bit... eh. I dunno. (The twist at the end, however, made the whole Aside from the twist at the end, its attempts to be political were a bit... eh. I dunno. (The twist at the end, however, made the whole trilogy, like, allegorical--very nice.) Otherwise, this is Class A action. Could've used a titch less shaky cam. But still, really good. Expand
  6. A.P.
    Aug 3, 2007
    7
    Still better than your average spy thriller or action-adventure movie. Many of the action sequences were classic Bourne, particularly those Still better than your average spy thriller or action-adventure movie. Many of the action sequences were classic Bourne, particularly those that take place outside the U.S. But the overall story arc was anti-climactic and a little disappointing. Allusions to the two previous Bourne movies, while well-intentioned, became tiresome. I wanted to see Bourne get out of some new situations. Some story elements seemed thrown together. Expand
  7. JessicaC
    Aug 8, 2007
    0
    After the first 15 min. I was hoping everyone would die.They even managed to make New York look bad.

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