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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 go back to the beginning and find out who he was. (Universal) Expand
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  1. Positive: 36 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Reviewed by: Nathan Lee
    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. A spectacular windup toy of a thriller -- a contraption made by an artist.
  3. Both the most bewildering of the three movies and also the most brutally compelling.
  4. Bursting with so much amped-up energy, you may need to rest once it's finally done.
  5. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    78
    Greengrass and co. may have made one of the best action movies in recent memory.
  6. 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 223
  1. SeanP.
    Aug 6, 2007
    10
    Best of the series.
  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 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. BillyS.
    Aug 4, 2007
    9
    In a year thats been the 3rd in a series for every other movie released, The Bourne Ultimatum is the first one that leaves you actually wanting there to be a fourth! The Bourne series is the only trilogy that has progressively gotten better with each installment and the only one that has stayed true to its course without blowing the works trying to out-do its preecessors. Matt Damon is perfect as Jason Bourne and carries the movie without relying on gimmicks like Johnny Depp does in the Pirates franchise, and unlike the Bond series, they will never be able to find a replacement for Damon. I know Ultimatum is supposed to be the last Bourne movie, but atleast we finally have a 3 that we would love to see a 4 instead of "Thank God, that's over". The Bourne Ultimatum is the Coolest movie of the year! Expand
  5. R.H.
    Aug 4, 2007
    8
    Much better movie than The Bourne Supremacy, but still not as good as Bourne Identity. My main issue with the second two Bourne movies is the camera work. Ultimatum still has a lot of the herky-jerky blurred camera work that Supremacy had, but it's cut back a lot and it didn't give me a headache this time. I still liked the camera work on the first one much better. If it hadn't been for the hand-held shaky camera work, I would have given this one a 10. Expand
  6. AndyA.
    Aug 3, 2007
    7
    Like Supremacy, the challenge is to try and see what is going on through the continuous camera movement. The camera is even being jerked around when filming a computer screen. Now picture what the camera is doing in a fight scene. Honestly, it would be easer to make sense of a dolphin via critter-cam than the cinematography in this movie. It's a shame because it is a great story. 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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