Movie Review:The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

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  • IMDb page: The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
  • Rate: 8.1/10 total 199,020 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Thriller
  • Release Date: 3 August 2007 (USA)
  • Runtime: 115 min
  • Filming Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Budget: $110,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $227,225,045(USA)(18 November 2007)
  • Director: Paul Greengrass
  • Stars: Matt Damon, Édgar Ramírez and Joan Allen
  • Original Music By: John Powell   
  • Soundtrack: Extreme Ways (Bourne's Ultimatum)
  • Sound Mix: DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS
  • Plot Keyword: Memory | Assassination | Assassin | Newspaper | Dark Past

Writing Credits By:

  • Tony Gilroy (screenplay) and
  • Scott Z. Burns (screenplay) and
  • George Nolfi (screenplay)
  • Tony Gilroy (screen story)
  • Robert Ludlum (novel)

Known Trivia

  • In a scene in the C.I.A. deep-cover New York City office, an image of Donald Rumsfeld is visible on a computer monitor.
  • A copy of former United States President Bill Clinton’s autobiography, “My Life,” is visible on a shelf in Vosen’s office. A copy of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, “Long Walk to Freedom,” is visible above Clinton’s.
  • Theatrical-release prints were delivered to cinemas in two shipments, each with a fake title. Odd numbered reels were labeled “Umber”; even numbered reels were labeled “Buum.”
  • The film crew were unable to shut down Waterloo station, so pedestrians in the station can be seen looking and pointing at the camera.
  • Voted as Movie of the Year 2007 by Empire magazine. It is Paul Greengrass’s second work in a consecutive year to be voted Movie of the Year by Empire. His previous film, United 93 was voted as Movie of the Year 2006.
  • Paul Greengrass states in the R2 DVD commentary that the relationship between Nicky and Bourne, prior to his amnesia was deliberately scripted and filmed as “ambiguous but significant”.
  • A picture of the film’s producer Frank Marshall appears as one of the terminated agents in the file that Joan Allen faxes.
  • In the Tangier chase scene Nicky and Desh are seen pushing past the citizens. These are not extras; Tangier was too crowded and the flow of the people was hard to control, hence the two actors are genuinely pushing through the crowd.
  • Since the opening scene of the film takes place directly after the ending of The Bourne Supremacy, but the production gap was several months, it was now January in Moscow. This would have been too cold and so Berlin was chosen as the location of the shoot, with a Moscow set being created. The fake snow was made using paper and foam, and took an excess of 5 hours to cover the entire set. Paper and foam were used instead of real snow so there was no risk of melting.
  • As in the previous films, the type of martial arts used by Jason Bourne is a combination of Filpino Kali with Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do. The character of Desh uses the same combination, as well as some moves from the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira.

Goofs: Factual errors: When Bourne is checking Daniels' Madrid office, the calendar, in Spanish, reads January 10. The montage cuts to the CIA office in New York where the Empire State Building top is lit all in green. These colors are reserved for holidays such as St. Patrick's day. The color scheme for January 10 is all white lights.

Plot: Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer. Full summary »  »

Story: Bourne is once again brought out of hiding, this time inadvertently by London-based reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar–an upgrade to Project Treadstone–in a series of newspaper columns. Bourne sets up a meeting with Ross and realizes instantly they're being scanned. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally, ultimately, uncover his dark past whilst dodging The Company's best efforts in trying to eradicate him.Written by Corey Hatch  

Synopsis

Synopsis: Rogue agent Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is being hunted by the people in the CIA who trained him to be an assassin. Still suffering from amnesia and determined to finally learn of his true identity, he is lured out of hiding to contact a journalist named Simon Ross (Paddy Considine), who has been following his story. Throughout his research, Ross has gathered valuable information about Bourne and Treadstone, which trained him. This is rather inconvenient for U.S. government official Noah Vosen (David Strathairn), who is hoping to start a new organization under the codename Blackbriar (which is briefly mentioned at the end of the first film) which would follow in Treadstone’s footsteps.

With intent to kill Bourne and the journalist before they expose the program’s disturbing secrets, Vosen sends agent Pamela Landy (Joan Allen) to lead the search effort. Simultaneously, Paz (Edgar Ramirez), one of the remaining living Treadstone assassins, is dispatched to find and neutralize Bourne and Ross. In order to finally learn of his true origins and find inner peace, Bourne will have to evade, out-maneuver, and outsmart the deadliest group of highly-trained agents and assassins yet.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Zakaria Alaoui known as line producer: Morocco
  • John Bernard known as line producer: Paris
  • Patrick Crowley known as producer
  • Cristina Ecija known as production executive: Spain
  • Doug Liman known as executive producer
  • Frank Marshall known as producer
  • Henry Morrison known as executive producer
  • Colin J. O'Hara known as associate producer (as Colin O'Hara)
  • Paul Sandberg known as producer (as Paul L. Sandberg)
  • Andrew R. Tennenbaum known as co-producer
  • Jeffrey M. Weiner known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Matt Damon known as Jason Bourne
  • Julia Stiles known as Nicky Parsons
  • David Strathairn known as Noah Vosen
  • Scott Glenn known as Ezra Kramer
  • Paddy Considine known as Simon Ross
  • Édgar Ramírez known as Paz
  • Albert Finney known as Dr. Albert Hirsch
  • Joan Allen known as Pam Landy
  • Tom Gallop known as Tom Cronin
  • Corey Johnson known as Wills
  • Daniel Brühl known as Martin Kreutz
  • Joey Ansah known as Desh
  • Colin Stinton known as Neal Daniels
  • Dan Fredenburgh known as Jimmy
  • Lucy Liemann known as Lucy
  • Bryan Reents known as Technician
  • Arkie Reece known as Technician
  • John Roberson known as Technician
  • Russ Huards known as Technician
  • Mark Bazeley known as Betancourt
  • Sinead O'Keeffe known as Chamberlain (as Sinead O'Keefe)
  • Charles Venn known as Agent Hammond (as Chucky Venice)
  • Scott Adkins known as Agent Kiley
  • Branko Tomovic known as Russian Policeman
  • Laurence Possa known as Russian Policeman (as Laurentiu Possa)
  • Trevor St. John known as Tactical Team Leader
  • Albert Jones known as Tactical Team Agent
  • Jeffrey Lee Gibson known as Vosen's Driver
  • Uriel Emil Pollack known as Morgue Attendant (as Uriel Emil)
  • Omar Hernández known as NYPD Officer (as Omar Hernandez)
  • William H. Burns known as NYPD Officer
  • Michael Wildman known as CRI Agent
  • Kai Martin known as Hoody
  • Michael Ahl known as Businessman (uncredited)
  • Alex Argenti known as Witness to a Murder (uncredited)
  • Martin Ballantyne known as Commuter (uncredited)
  • Laura Bayonas known as Voice (uncredited)
  • Michael Bennett known as Russian Policeman (uncredited)
  • David Boston known as Businessman on Street (uncredited)
  • James Ciccone known as Construction Worker (uncredited)
  • Casey Cipriani known as Girl at Hot Dog Stand (uncredited)
  • Brian Cox known as Ward Abbott (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Sara DeRosa known as Woman on Escalator (uncredited)
  • Sebastian Feldman known as Buenos Aires Cafe Patron (voice) (uncredited)
  • Ronald E. Giles known as Commuter (uncredited)
  • Ilan Krigsfeld known as Decoy Bystander (uncredited)
  • Kirk Lambert known as Attorney (uncredited)
  • Chris Mansfield known as Commuter (uncredited)
  • Bill Massof known as CRI Agent (uncredited)
  • Mark Mottram known as Special Agent in Car (uncredited)
  • Franka Potente known as Marie Kreutz (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Tulsi Ram known as Morrocan voices (uncredited)
  • Walter A. Saunders III known as Security Guard (uncredited)
  • James Schram known as Hospital Patient (uncredited)
  • Brian Smyj known as Agent (uncredited)
  • John Snowden known as News Agent (uncredited)
  • Paul Thornton known as Passer-by (uncredited)
  • Anthony Wanzer known as Police Officer (uncredited)
  • John Warman known as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Chris Wilson known as Commuter (uncredited)
  • Simon John Wilson known as Commuter (uncredited)
  • Ben Youcef known as Nabile (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Christine Beveridge known as chief makeup artist (as Chrissie Beveridge)
  • Christine Beveridge known as makeup artist: Mr. Damon (as Chrissie Beveridge)
  • Mary Luz Cabrer known as hair stylist: Madrid
  • Mary Luz Cabrer known as makeup artist: Madrid
  • Martial Corneville known as key hair stylist: New York
  • Anja Daum known as makeup artist: Berlin
  • Kay Georgiou known as chief hair stylist
  • Kay Georgiou known as hair stylist: Mr. Damon
  • Andrea Gotowtschikow known as hair stylist: Berlin
  • Todd Kleitsch known as key makeup artist: New York
  • Marilyn MacDonald known as makeup artist
  • Monika Münnich known as makeup artist: Berlin
  • John Quaglia known as hair stylist: New York
  • Valeska Schitthelm known as makeup artist: Berlin
  • Loulia Sheppard known as hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Tommy Allen known as property master: New York (as Thomas C. Allen)
  • Sonia Aranzabal known as art director: Madrid
  • Grant Armstrong known as stand-by art director
  • Roman Avianus known as construction liason
  • Susan Bode known as set decorator: New York (as Susan Bode-Tyson)
  • John Bohan known as construction manager
  • Alex Boswell known as props: UK additional second unit
  • Abdallah Bougtifa known as swing gang: Morocco
  • Henning Brehm known as graphic artist: Berlin
  • Matthew Broderick known as props: UK additional second unit
  • Jason Brown known as second set dresser
  • Peter Bundrick known as head carpenter: New York
  • Dan Burke known as graphic artist
  • Carolyn Cartwright known as assistant set decorator
  • Joe Cecchini known as art department production assistant: New York
  • Eric Cheripka known as assistant property master: New York
  • Sophia Chowdhury known as assistant set decorator
  • Kelvin Cook known as stand-by prop
  • Anita Dhillon known as graphic designer
  • Jonathan Downing known as stand-by prop
  • Paul Duff known as head carpenter
  • Peter Edge known as stand-by painter: Morocco second unit
  • Gill Farr known as production buyer
  • Joanna Foley known as assistant art director
  • Katie Gabriel known as art department coordinator
  • Heidi Gibb known as draughtsman
  • Apache Gonzalez known as set dresser
  • Gavin Gordon known as supervising carpenter
  • Alex Gorodetsky known as charge scenic artist: New York
  • Dierk Grahlow known as construction manager: Berlin
  • Bruce Lee Gross known as leadman: New York
  • Rohan Harris known as paintings
  • Catherine Haugh known as construction coordinator
  • Richard Hebrank known as construction coordinator: New York
  • Jay Hendrickx known as camera scenic
  • Gina Herold known as art department coordinator: New York
  • Clare Holton known as production buyer
  • Michelle Hosier known as art department assistant
  • Thomas Jones known as prop maker
  • James Kent known as set dresser: New York
  • Alex King known as action vehicles coordinator
  • Robin Koenig known as on-set dresser: New York
  • Sebastian T. Krawinkel known as art director: Berlin (as Sebastian Krawinkel)
  • Oliver Krönke known as set dresser: Berlin
  • Robert Krüger known as supervising painter: Berlin
  • Matthias Kulewatz known as supervising carpenter: Berlin
  • Linda Kurzweil known as set dresser: Berlin
  • Cathal MacIlwaine known as stand-by carpenter
  • Thomas Martin known as assistant construction manager
  • Dawn Masi known as additional graphic artist
  • Jeffrey D. McDonald known as assistant art director
  • John Moore known as props: UK additional second unit
  • Colin Mutch known as dressing props
  • Jennifer Alex Nickason known as assistant set decorator: New York
  • Andreas Olshausen known as art director: Berlin
  • Joel Ossenfort known as scenic artist: New York
  • Wolfgang Osterholzer known as carpenter
  • Mark Pollard known as graphic artist: New York
  • Allen J. Polley known as property master
  • Josh Polley known as trainee props
  • Verena Popp known as set dresser: Berlin
  • Ulrich Posselt known as construction coordinator: Berlin
  • Rachid Quiat known as assistant art director: Morocco
  • John Ralbovsky known as scenic
  • Darren Reynolds known as chargehand stand-by prop
  • Mark Reynolds known as chargehand dressing prop
  • Amin Rharda known as props buyer: Morocco (as Amine Rhanda)
  • Julio Daniel Rodriguez known as set dresser
  • Jeffrey Rollins known as props
  • Daniel Rosenfeld known as scenic shopman
  • Steve Rosenzweig known as scenic artist
  • Richard Selway known as standby art director
  • Marcia C. Suter known as scenic artist
  • David Swayze known as art director: New York
  • Clive Ward known as head scenic painter
  • Christopher Weiser known as scenic artist
  • Kevin Wheeler known as storeman
  • James Whelan known as set dresser
  • Ashley Winter known as assistant art director
  • Greg Winter known as assistant scenic artist
  • Jess Alexander known as art department assistant (uncredited)
  • John Allen known as carpenter (uncredited)
  • Ellis J. Barbacoff known as property master: Los Angeles (uncredited)
  • Katharina Birkenfeld known as assistant set decorator (uncredited)
  • Joshua Black known as painter: Berlin (uncredited)
  • Tristan Carlisle-Kitz known as additional dressing props (uncredited)
  • Graham Caulfield known as drapesmaster (uncredited)
  • Dean Coldham known as plasterer: reshoots (uncredited)
  • Jen Day known as art department coordinator: reshoots (uncredited)
  • Enzo Enzel known as stand-by painter: Germany (uncredited)
  • Jordana Finkel known as co-construction coordinator (uncredited)
  • Alex Horwitz known as art department production assistant (uncredited)
  • Rhys Ifan known as art department assistant: reshoots (uncredited)
  • Greg Izzo known as props (uncredited)
  • Thomas Jones known as leading mold maker (uncredited)
  • Nicky Kaill known as scenic artist (uncredited)
  • Dave Lieber known as props (uncredited)
  • Tony Marks known as carpenter (uncredited)
  • Paula Marín known as art assistant: second unit, Spain (uncredited)
  • Dan Maslen known as previsualisation (uncredited)
  • Simon McGuire known as concept artist (uncredited)
  • Kay Mitchell known as set decorating runner (uncredited)
  • Rob Muia known as assistant to production designer (uncredited)
  • Marek Oyrzinski known as action vehicle technician (uncredited)
  • Daniel Pleacoff known as art department production assistant (uncredited)
  • Kevin L. Raper known as additional graphic artist (uncredited)
  • Jennifer Santucci known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Matt Sims known as CAD draughtsman (uncredited)
  • Miriam Skelton known as art intern (uncredited)
  • Emma Vane known as draughtsman (uncredited)

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Companies

Production Companies:

  • Universal Pictures (presents)
  • Motion Picture BETA Produktionsgesellschaft (in association with)
  • Kennedy/Marshall Company, The
  • Ludlum Entertainment (in association with)
  • Bourne Again (uncredited)
  • Angel Studios

Other Companies:

  • 2020 Casting  extras casting
  • ARRI Media  camera equipment provided by
  • Adacc  
  • Air Lyndhurst Studios  score recorded at (as Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London)
  • Arion Facilities  dailies telecine transfers
  • Atlantic Cine Equipment  techno crane/Stab-C
  • Bloc  location services
  • Bloomberg Television  footage courtesy of
  • Buena Vista Negative Cutting  negative cutting
  • Casting Collective  extras casting
  • Central Casting  extras casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera car
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  dollies
  • Corbis  stock photographs
  • Decca Records  soundtrack
  • Direct Tools & Fasteners  expendables
  • Fisher Technical Services Rentals  camera & performer flying system
  • Gearbox Sound and Vision  Avid Adrenaline supplied by
  • Grant Wilfley Casting  extras casting
  • Helicopter Film Services  aerial filming and helicopters
  • KanZaman Services  production services (Spain)
  • Kodak  motion picture film supplied by
  • Lee Lighting  lighting equipment
  • Light by Numbers  lighting
  • Midnight Transfer  post-production
  • Motion Picture Merchandise (MPM)  crew gift
  • PIC Agency  main titles (as PIC)
  • Palmbrokers  greenery (uncredited)
  • Panavision UK  aerial camera – Panavision Genesis
  • Peninsula Films  production services: Paris
  • Pictorvision  aerial camera system
  • Pinewood Studios  movie studio
  • Rockbottom Rentals  cell phone rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  walkie rentals
  • Scallywag Travel  travel agent
  • Scarlet Letters  end crawl
  • Softitler  subtitles (DVD version)
  • Sony Pictures Stock Footage  stock footage
  • Southern Sun  lighting
  • Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures  production services: Berlin
  • Studios  media production (Serbia) (Montenegro) (Macedonia)
  • Synxspeed  post-production (foreign dub)
  • Technicolor Digital Intermediates  digital intermediate
  • Todd-AO Studios  re-recording
  • Todd-AO Studios  score mixed at (as Todd-AO West)
  • Translux  facilities and trucks (as Translux Germany)
  • Useful Company  digital playback and design
  • Varèse Sarabande  soundtrack
  • West Trend Apartments  accommodation agent
  • Zak Productions  production services: Morocco
  • Zandi Films  production services (New York)

Distributors:

  • Bontonfilm (2007) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
  • Finnkino (2007) (Finland) (theatrical)
  • Forum Cinemas (2007) (Estonia) (theatrical)
  • Forum Cinemas (2007) (Lithuania) (theatrical)
  • Taramount Film (2007) (Serbia) (theatrical) (Macedonia, Montenegro)
  • Tatrafilm (2007) (Slovakia) (theatrical)
  • Toho-Towa (2007) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2007) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2007) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2007) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2007) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2007) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2007) (Spain) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2007) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2007) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2007) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures (2007) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Argentina Video Home (2007) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Argentina Video Home (2009) (Argentina) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) (2010) (USA) (TV)
  • Film1 (2008) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Universal Pictures Benelux (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Universal Pictures Finland Oy (2007) (Finland) (DVD) (3-disc The Ultimate Bourne Collection)
  • Universal Pictures Finland Oy (2007) (Finland) (DVD) (HD DVD)
  • Universal Pictures Finland Oy (2011) (Finland) (DVD)
  • Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (2008) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (2007) (USA) (DVD)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (2007) (USA) (DVD) (HD-DVD)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (2010) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • CIS Hollywood (flashback opticals)
  • Double Negative (visual effects)
  • Snow Business (practical snow effects)
  • Gentle Giant Studios
  • HimAnI Productions (uncredited)
  • Plowman Craven & Associates (3D Cyber scanning and digital modelling)

Visual Effects by:

  • Papavramides Alexandra known as digital compositor: Double Negative (as Alexandra Papavramides-Pierre)
  • Jaume Arteman known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Nicola Atkinson known as matchmove artist
  • Judy Barr known as digital compositor
  • Robin Beard known as lead 2D artist
  • Pete Bebb known as previs lead
  • Paul Bellany known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Frank Berbert known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Karen M. Boyle-Anastasio known as digital effects artist
  • Andre Braithwaite known as technical director
  • Richard Briscoe known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Andre Brizard known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Nik Brownlee known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Astrid Busser-Casas known as compositor
  • Daniel Cairnie known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Dominic Carus known as matchmover: Double Negative
  • Peter Chiang known as visual effects supervisor
  • Debra Coleman known as digital compositor (as Debbi Coleman)
  • Zoe Cranley known as technical director
  • Ciaran Crowley known as digital compositor
  • Marcello Da Silva known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Philipp Danner known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Ana Mestre de Almeida Pereira known as compositor: Double Negative (as Ana Mestre)
  • Dimitri Delacovias known as matte painter: Double Negative
  • Linda Drake known as visual effects editor
  • Miller Drake known as visual effects editor
  • Bronwyn Edwards known as lead sequence compositor
  • Ellie Faustino known as matchmove supervisor: Double Negative (as Elisenda Faustino)
  • James Foster known as digital compositor
  • Mike Foyle known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Walter Gilbert known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Azzard Gordon known as digital matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Tom Griffiths known as matchmove artist
  • James Guy known as technical director: Double Negative
  • Jerry Hall known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Adam Hammond known as tech support
  • Pete Hanson known as data manager: Double Negative (as Peter Hanson)
  • Michael Harrison known as digital compositor
  • Aeon Henderson known as digital compositor
  • Lee Ifans known as visual effects editor: Double Negative
  • Claire Inglis known as digital compositor
  • Ludovic Iochem known as digital matte painter: Double Negative
  • Alex Ireland known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Oliver James known as research and development supervisor: Double Negative
  • Phillip Johnson known as technical director: Double Negative
  • Rafal Kaniewski known as compositor
  • Andrew Kingston known as systems administrator
  • Marcin Kolendo known as digital compositor
  • Serena Lam known as digital compositor
  • Emma Larsson known as visual effects coordinator: Double Negative
  • Tracey Leadbetter known as visual effects coordinator: Double Negative
  • Gawain Liddiard known as lead environment artist: Double Negative
  • Mattias Lindahl known as CG supervisor
  • Eugene Lipkin known as matchmover: Double Negative
  • Jan Maroske known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Dan Maslen known as pre-visualization
  • Sangita Mistry known as digital compositor
  • Alice Mitchell known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Dan Neal known as lead environment artist: Double Negative
  • Charlie Noble known as visual effects supervisor
  • Gregory Oehler known as digital optical artist (as Greg Oehler)
  • Gregory Oehler known as senior compositor: CIS Hollywood
  • Adam Paschke known as digital compositor
  • Tilman Paulin known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Kate Phillips known as visual effects coordinator: Double Negative
  • Fred Place known as senior compositor
  • Matthew Plummer known as visual effects producer: Double Negative (as Matt Plummer)
  • Joel Prager known as matchmover: Double Negative
  • John Purdie known as compositor: Double Negative
  • James Reid known as matchmover: Double Negative
  • Tom Richardson known as matchmover: Double Negative
  • Laurent-Paul Robert known as effects animator: Double Negative (as Laurent Robert)
  • Laurent-Paul Robert known as technical director (as Laurent Robert)
  • Sam Schwier known as matchmover: Double Negative
  • Foad Shah known as digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Ian Simpson known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Dan Snape known as digital compositor: Double Negative (as Daniel Snape)
  • Richard Stay known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Jim Steel known as senior digital compositor: Double Negative
  • Jelena Stojanovic known as sequence compositor
  • Sean Stranks known as lead sequence compositor: Double Negative
  • Chris Ung known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • David Vickery known as CG supervisor: Double Negative
  • Mauricio Villamil known as matchmover: Double Negative
  • Andy Warren known as technical director: Double Negative
  • Guy Williams known as lead environment artist: Double Negative
  • Daniel Wood known as digital artist: Double Negative
  • Daniel Wood known as technical director: Double Negative
  • Anna Yamazoe known as matchmove artist: Double Negative
  • Patrick Zentis known as senior matte painter: Double Negative
  • George Zwier known as 2D visual effects supervisor
  • Matt Ashton known as senior systems: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
  • Craig Bilsky known as digital laboratory project manager (uncredited)
  • Martin Body known as lead rotoscope artist: Peerless Camera Co. Ltd (uncredited)
  • Jamie Briens known as technical director: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Elika Burns known as roto/paint artist: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
  • Mark Coleran known as computer screen graphics (uncredited)
  • Tom Collier known as digital compositor: LipSync Post (uncredited)
  • Yoshi DeHerrera known as 3D laser scanning: Gentle Giant Studios (uncredited)
  • Stefan Drury known as head of film effects: LipSync Post (uncredited)
  • John Flores known as digital intermediate scanner (uncredited)
  • Donald Fly known as general manager: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
  • Richard Fox known as digital artist: The Senate VFX (uncredited)
  • Mike Foyle known as digital paint & rotoscope artist (uncredited)
  • John J. Galloway known as digital compositor: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Julia Gaudette known as visual effects production manager: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
  • Larry Gaynor known as senior paint and roto: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
  • Crystal Hadcroft known as rotoscope artist: Peerless (uncredited)
  • Ed Hall known as coordinator: Peerless Camera Company (uncredited)
  • Sarah Hemsley known as visual effects producer: The Senate VFX (uncredited)
  • Richard Higham known as digital artist: The Senate VFX (uncredited)
  • Marcus Hindborg known as digital compositor (uncredited)
  • Ian Holland known as inferno artist: Peerless Camera Company (uncredited)
  • Brian Holmes known as systems engineer: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
  • Heather Holty known as digital laboratory project manager (uncredited)
  • Lorea Hoye known as visual effects producer: LipSync Post (uncredited)
  • Mark Justison known as roto/paint artist: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
  • Diane Kingston known as digital effects producer: Peerless Camera Company (uncredited)
  • J. Kitazaki known as production assistant: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
  • Andrew Koutsou known as on-set match mover (uncredited)
  • Kevin Kutchaver known as visual effects (uncredited)
  • Simon Leech known as visual effects supervisor: The Senate VFX (uncredited)
  • Duncan Lees known as head of 3D services: Plowman Craven and Associates (uncredited)
  • Taz Lodder known as technical support: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Thierry Muller known as digital compositor: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Thomas Müller known as visual effects artist: Peerless (uncredited)
  • Julie Orosz known as visual effects producer: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
  • Glen Pratt known as visual effects supervisor: LipSync Post (uncredited)
  • Julia Reinhard known as digital compositor: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Gareth Repton known as digital artist: The Senate VFX (uncredited)
  • Valeria Romano known as digital compositor: LipSync Post (uncredited)
  • Angela Rose known as digital compositor: LipSync Post (uncredited)
  • Paul Round known as head of 2D: Peerless (uncredited)
  • James Russell known as digital compositor: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Rhys Salcombe known as matchmove artist: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Robert P. Schneider known as digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
  • Samantha Spacey known as visual effects line producer: The Senate VFX (uncredited)
  • Paul Venn Stirling known as digital compositor: LipSync Post (uncredited)
  • Christopher Sweet known as studio assistant: Double Negative (uncredited)
  • Luigi Tommaseo known as network and operations: The Senate VFX (uncredited)
  • Samantha Tracey known as visual effects coordinator: LipSync Post (uncredited)
  • Sheila Wickens known as visual effects supervisor: LipSync Post (uncredited)
  • Rachel Wright known as digital artist: The Senate VFX (uncredited)
  • Anton Yri known as digital artist: The Senate VFX (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • USA 25 July 2007 (Los Angeles, California) (premiere)
  • USA 3 August 2007
  • Switzerland 4 August 2007 (Locarno Film Festival)
  • Bahrain 8 August 2007
  • Egypt 8 August 2007
  • Kuwait 8 August 2007
  • Hong Kong 9 August 2007
  • Thailand 9 August 2007
  • Indonesia 10 August 2007
  • Latvia 10 August 2007
  • Romania 10 August 2007
  • South Africa 10 August 2007
  • Taiwan 10 August 2007
  • Australia 13 August 2007 (Sydney) (premiere)
  • Spain 14 August 2007
  • Philippines 15 August 2007
  • Israel 16 August 2007
  • Singapore 16 August 2007
  • Bulgaria 17 August 2007
  • Denmark 17 August 2007
  • Finland 17 August 2007
  • Ireland 17 August 2007
  • UK 17 August 2007
  • Iceland 22 August 2007
  • Kazakhstan 23 August 2007
  • New Zealand 23 August 2007
  • Russia 23 August 2007
  • Brazil 24 August 2007
  • Colombia 24 August 2007
  • Lithuania 24 August 2007
  • Argentina 28 August 2007 (Buenos Aires) (premiere)
  • Argentina 30 August 2007
  • Australia 30 August 2007
  • Croatia 30 August 2007 (Zagreb)
  • Czech Republic 30 August 2007
  • Slovakia 30 August 2007
  • Estonia 31 August 2007
  • Germany 6 September 2007
  • Mexico 7 September 2007
  • Poland 7 September 2007
  • Netherlands 8 September 2007
  • Belgium 12 September 2007
  • France 12 September 2007
  • Sweden 12 September 2007
  • Slovenia 13 September 2007
  • South Korea 13 September 2007
  • Norway 14 September 2007
  • Panama 14 September 2007
  • Portugal 20 September 2007
  • India 21 September 2007
  • Malaysia 27 September 2007
  • Greece 4 October 2007
  • Venezuela 5 October 2007
  • Serbia and Montenegro 11 October 2007
  • Turkey 12 October 2007
  • Japan 18 October 2007 (Tokyo) (premiere)
  • Hungary 25 October 2007
  • Italy 1 November 2007
  • Uruguay 1 November 2007
  • Pakistan 2 November 2007
  • Japan 10 November 2007
  • China 15 November 2007

Followed or Connected by:

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

Edited from

The Bourne Identity (2002)
 -  (Spoiler) Memory flashbacks of Marie
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
 -  (SPOILER) The end of Supremacy, the phone conversation between Landy and Bourne, is in Ultimatum.

References

The French Connection (1971)
 -  At the end of the Waterloo Station sequence when Bourne and Paz stare at each other through the glass window of the train
The Living Daylights (1987)
 -  Bourne jumps from one roof to another while being chased by the police in Tangiers,just like Bond did

Referenced in

"Entourage: The WeHo Ho (#4.6)" (2007)
 -  mentioned in dialogue
The Bourne Ultimatum: T4 Movie Special (2007) (TV)
 -  TV Special for the Movie
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2007) (TV)
 -  Referenced by name
Jumper (2008)
 -  Seen advertised on a billboard
The Porne Ultimatum (2008) (V)
 -  Title
Production Diary: Making of 'The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' (2008) (V)
 -  Mentioned by Steven Spielberg
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.104" (2009)
 -  Subject of a $16,000 question
"The Thick of It: Episode #3.3" (2009)
 -  Nicola says that she feels like she is in "the Eastbourne Ultimatum".
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 3 (#8.118)" (2010)
 -  Included in a $3,000 question
"Saturday Night Live: Elton John/Leon Russell (#36.18)" (2011)
 -  In "The Silver Screen" segment, Vanessa Hudgens (Nasim Pedrad) references the Bourne trilogy.
"Estrenos Críticos: 10/06/2011 (#1.3)" (2011)
 -  mentioned and poster shown
"Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Classics from the Vault: Movies that Changed the Movies (#2.7)" (2011)
 -  Ignatiy says the film helped start the trend of hand-held, shaky cameras in action films

Featured in

"HBO First Look: The Bourne Ultimatum (#14.19)" (2007)
 -  clips
"Getaway: Episode #16.30" (2007)
 -  Clips shown in a celebrity interview with Matt Damon.
Driving School (2007) (V)
 -  Features behind the scenes footage and clips
Planning the Punches (2007) (V)
 -  Behind the scenes footage and clips
Rooftop Pursuit (2007) (V)
 -  Behind the scenes footage and clips
The Evolution of Nicky (2007) (V)
 -  Features clips
"The O'Reilly Factor: Miller Time!" (2008)
 -  Clips are shown during a discussion of the film.
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV)
 -  Nominee clips.
"I Love the New Millennium: 2008 (#1.8)" (2008)
 -  Shown on the 2007 episode
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV)
 -  Clips of mistakes shown
Hollywood's Hottest Car Chases (2010) (TV)
 -  Discussed and clips shown in part 1.
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.103" (2011)
 -  Clip shown in montage of Matt Damon films
"Bad Movie Beatdown: Ultraviolet (#3.1)" (2011)
 -  Clips shown.

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for violence and intense sequences of action

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10 Responses Review The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

  1. I don't hand out ten star ratings easily. A movie really has to impress
    me, and The Bourne Ultimatum has gone far beyond that. Furthermore,
    this trilogy has come together so nicely, that I believe it to be one
    of the greatest motion picture trilogies of our time. Though all three
    films could not be any more different from the Ludlum novels, they
    still stand as a powerful landmark in cinematic achievement. The Bourne
    Ultimatum made me want to cry that the series was complete, yet I could
    not even attempt to stop smiling for hours.

    From the moment that the opening title appeared, I knew we were in for
    a ride. Paul Greengrass has done it again. Everything we love from the
    previous Bourne films is here once again: the action, the dialogue, and
    of course the shaky camera. However for me, that last one was never a
    problem. I think it adds to the suspense.

    I will be back to see this film several times before it is released on
    DVD, simply because it is genius. It is a perfectly satisfying
    conclusion, and should stand the test of time as a fantastic movie, and
    altogether, an unforgettable trilogy.

  2. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) Review: After a thrilling set of two, we
    get the final installment. Here's my take:

    The Bourne Ultimatum has it all. We have Jason Bourne(Matt Damon) on
    the coattails of the ones who know everything. He has been running for
    too long. This time, it ends.

    The Bourne Ultimatum has a great plot, awesome writing, fantastic
    direction, suspense, and some of the best action of the summer. Matt
    Damon delivers possibly his best performance to date. He has the
    conviction and swelling desire of the troubled assassin.

    There are some intelligent humor here and some fine suspense. The
    reactions to certain events will have you either laughing(in a good
    way) or cheering on. (or both) I heard a lot of intelligent laughter in
    the theater and lots of clapping. The audience was loving it.

    The Bourne Ultimatum delivers all in a nicely gift-wrapped package. All
    of the goods and then some. This is, in my opinion the best movie this
    summer.

    The Last Word: Excellent conclusion. The best of the trilogy. This is
    how summer movie thrillers should be done. I love the Bourne trilogy.

  3. Jason Bourne sits in a dusty room in with blood on his hands, trying to
    make sense of what he's just done. Meanwhile, a CIA chief in NYC
    outlines the agency's response to what's just happened on screen. An
    American flag stands proudly on the centre of his desk in the
    foreground of the shot, but as he speaks, it slips out of focus as his
    plan veers into morally dubious territory, as if it doesn't want to be
    associated with the course of action the government man decides is
    necessary in the interests of national security.

    This shot effectively captures the mood of the film. As well as
    portraying Bourne's quest to find out how he became Jason Bourne,
    Ultimatum is also an examination of the human costs of the measures
    taken to protect us in the interests of stability and security.

    It is also probably the best film you'll see in the cinema this year.

    It's just so intense. Bourne says to Simon Ross (Considine) "This isn't
    some newspaper story, this is real" and in the audience you almost
    believe him. The camera shakes, but remains steady enough for you to
    see everything and feel like you're there with Bourne as he tries to
    elude his pursuers, and the performances are so good that these guys
    seem as though they are the characters they're portraying, instead of
    just being actors performing well-written roles. The action scenes are
    so brutally fast-paced and well choreographed that they seem
    instinctive instead of planned to the minutest movement; the stunt-work
    is nothing short of amazing.

    The pacing is just incredible. It keeps driving forward towards its
    conclusion, but not so fast that it leaves you struggling to piece
    together the plot; the script delivers the information you need as
    quickly and clearly as possible before moving on to the next tense
    action set-piece. While they're often simple (the Waterloo sequence is
    essentially just a man on a phone being watched by a man on a phone)
    they're charged with such dramatic intensity that you can't take your
    eyes off them. The film is just so focused on powering forwards that
    you can't help being swept along by it.

    With its intense action set-pieces, brilliantly paced storyline, and
    intelligent examination of the decisions made in the name of national
    security, the Bourne series is one that accurately captures the
    ambiguities of our age. Ultimatum is its peak.

  4. This is the first 10 out of 10 that I've given any movie. What made
    this movie so good for me? Constant action – there isn't any slow
    parts, great acting, smart writing. I also liked the filming style
    where the shakiness and different angles just made it feel like you are
    a part of the scene. Finally, I get to see an action movie that doesn't
    try to please all sectors of the public (i.e. there's no forced
    romance).

    I liked the first two Bourne movies, but I loved this one.

    Warning – after watching this movie, you will be full of adrenaline and
    you may want to calm down a bit before driving your car!

  5. I have never been one to shy away from saying that most action films
    just plain do nothing for me. Most times they are blatant vehicles to
    blow stuff up, show off sexy models, and throw any semblance of reality
    or intelligence out the window. With that said, the Bourne series has
    been fantastic. Doug Liman ushered in a new take on action by using a
    more cinema verite style, showing the fights in full force and making
    our super spy someone we can relate to emotionally as well as humanly.
    This is not the sci-fi absurdity that was Bond (before they did an
    overhaul in the style of this series no less). There was a lot to worry
    for when the Bourne Supremacy came out. With director Paul Greengrass
    taking over, what could have been a second-hand copy of the original
    ended up being an improvement in style and flair. The stakes were
    raised and the story was enhanced because of it. Greengrass needs to be
    given a ton of credit for being able to keep up appearances with the
    latest installment, The Bourne Ultimatum. In what is an amazing
    conclusion to a top-notch trilogy, the action is brought to a new level
    and story and performance are never compromised.

    Once again, Bourne is brought into the minds of the CIA by false
    pretenses. Someone has leaked information about the Treadstone upgrade
    called Blackbriar and once Bourne is located trying to converse with
    the newswriter who broke the story, he is assumed to be the mole. Only
    Pamela Landy, she who was on the case to find him in Supremacy, knows
    that he can't be the one. Bourne's motive has always been to stay clear
    of the government and live his life in peace. It has been the CIA who
    keeps bringing him back into the open to wreak havoc on them. What ends
    up transpiring is that Bourne wants to know the source as well to
    finally find out the truth of who he is and what made him into a
    killer. The film, then, becomes a chase against time and each other to
    find the source and see if the government can close the breach and tie
    off all loose ends, or if Bourne can get his revenge on those who took
    his life from him.

    In what is probably the simplest storyline of the series, with only one
    chase lasting the entirety of the story, it has possibly the biggest
    cast of characters and turning over of loyalties to expose the
    corruption that has been behind the full story progression. This is not
    a detriment at all, however, as it allows for more fights and car
    chases that work in full context to the plot. Admission to this film is
    worth it for the apartment fight, between Bourne and the CIA's second
    asset, alone. The chase jumping through windows in Madrid is cool on
    its own, but when they finally meet up, we get a ten minute or so fight
    that is as invigorating to watch as any scene you'll see. Also, rather
    than using a massive car chase as a climatic set piece like in the
    first two films, we instead get around three small scale road races,
    just as intense, but staggered enough to never bog the action down into
    monotony.

    After five years of waiting, we also find out the origin of our
    favorite operative with heart and feeling. By the end of the film we
    will find out what has been the cause of all the espionage and
    destruction that has taken place around him. No one could have done it
    better than Matt Damon. He has the physique and attitude to be
    believable in the action sequences, but also the range to pull off the
    moments of intelligence and cat and mouse correspondence with those
    against him. Joan Allen reprises her role with the same amount of
    dedication to her job, but also a bit more disenchantment for what is
    going on around her after how Brian Cox's character, from the first two
    films, took matters into his own hands. Needing a role in that mold, we
    are given a nice turn from David Strathairn. Like Cox, he is working at
    the top of the food chain and answers to no one when making a decision.
    With as much trying to cover up any connections to his bosses of the
    Blackbriar program as he is trying to do his duty to his country, you
    can never quite gauge what he will be capable of doing. Even the little
    guys do a wonderful job, like Paddy Considine as the reporter who
    starts the leak at the center of everything, Albert Finney as a man
    from Bourne's past and possibly key to his origin, and Edgar Ramirez as
    one of the CIA's operatives sent to take Bourne out. Ramirez is a nice
    addition to the role that has been successfully played by Clive Owen
    (Identity), Karl Urban, and Martin Csokas (Supremacy). He doesn't talk
    much, if at all, but he has the look and robotic efficiency down pat
    and hopefully will get more roles to show what he can do post a nice
    turn in Domino.

    In the end, one has to applaud Paul Greengrass for continuing to exceed
    expectations and bring this series to a conclusion that builds on the
    success of its predecessors rather than destroy them. His skill at the
    close-up hand-held look is astonishing and has the same kinetic energy
    as Tony Scott, but without quite the seizure-inducing cuts. Rather than
    feel like over- production, his use of hand-held enhances the
    environment and puts you directly into the action. Let's also credit
    cinematographer Oliver Wood, who shot all three Bourne films. He was
    able to work with both directors and work his style into a nice harmony
    with them.

  6. When the Bourne Identity arrived five years ago I have to confess that
    I didn't think much of it. At the time I was eleven years old, so
    perhaps I was too young to really get into the storyline and understand
    the whole scenario. Two years ago when the Bourne Supremacy arrived I
    thought it was a better movie than Identity but still didn't think it
    was as good as I expected it to be judging by the trailers. Over the
    past two years I had been told numerous times that the Bourne movies
    were amazing, many a time I had to bite my tongue and not say what I
    really thought about the movies. Until two months ago I couldn't have
    given a damn about the Bourne Ultimatum, I really had no intentions of
    watching it. But then I decided to go back and re-watch the first two
    before I came to any abrupt decisions. So I went out and bought both
    the original movies. And what a surprise it was to me when I was
    gripped by them. Identity I found the superior of the two, but
    Supremacy isn't far behind. They're both slick, action packed and
    thrilling pieces of cinema that I have watched numerous times since I
    bought them. Because of this I was first in line today to see the
    Bourne Ultimatum. And boy did Bourne Ultimatum not disappoint!

    Matt Damon was never one of my favourite actors until he appeared in
    the Bourne movies, I'd seen him in the Talented Mr Ripley, but I never
    thought much of him in general. However, it appears he was born to play
    Bourne (pardon the pun). Throughout this series we have seen the
    character change before our very eyes, in this movie we see Matt Damon
    at his very best, even better than he was in The Departed and I thought
    he was one of the best things in The Departed. You really do find
    yourself caring for the character and hoping that he finds out
    everything. Matt Damon plays the role with a quiet intensity and you
    always find his character extremely believable. The supporting cast of
    the movie were also absolutely outstanding. Joan Allen was one of my
    favourite things in Bourne Supremacy, here she excels herself. Her
    character is also very believable and she has some superbly acted
    moments towards the end of the movie. Julia Stiles turns up again as
    Nicky and finally we learn a bit about her character. Julia Stiles is a
    very underrated actress and I think she deserves a lot more roles, well
    decent roles, than she gets. David Strathairn is a newcomer to this
    series as Noah Vosen, he's definitely the bad guy of the movie and he
    really excels. He's definitely the nastiest character we've met, and
    some of the decisions he makes are truly nasty. Strathairn relishes the
    role and he too gets some superb scenes in the movie. Special mention
    must also go to Albert Finney who makes the most of his all too brief
    screen time, I will not say anything about the character, that's best
    left as a surprise, but trust me his scenes are some of the highlights
    of the movie.

    The Bourne movies have always had a strict focus on the storyline more
    than the action sequences, this isn't to say the trilogy lacks action
    sequences, good god no there's loads of them dotted all throughout the
    movies. But running throughout the movie is a very well written and
    well acted storyline. This storyline concludes in the best way
    imaginable in this movie. As I watched Supremacy the night before I saw
    Ultimatum it was nice because I could notice certain little parts. That
    very final scene in Supremacy, in New York, a lot more important that I
    ever imagined at the time. Won't spoil it for people but I recommend
    checking up on Supremacy before you see Ultimatum. Unfortunately though
    for a lot of people they will go to see Ultimatum purely because of the
    action sequences. This is the part where I should condemn such people
    and say they should see it for the storyline, but I'd be lying if I
    didn't say that my favourite parts of the Bourne series as a whole are
    the car chases. The mini car chase in Identity is one of my favourite
    car chases of all time. Well the action in Ultimatum has to be the best
    of the Bourne series. In fact the movie kicks off with an action
    sequence in Moscow. So in the duration of the movie we get numerous
    punch ups, all very violent and shockingly brutal. A bike chase that is
    absolutely amazing, many foot chases which are even more amazing, a
    thrilling car chase that is unforgettable, and oh so much more! But the
    highlight for me has to be the scene in Waterloo station, won't ruin it
    but for some reason had me gripped.

    So any flaws for the movie? In my eyes no, but if you are not a fan of
    the Bourne series or have not seen the previous two then I wouldn't
    recommend Ultimatum for you. The movie doesn't try to win over any new
    fans as it sticks to what the franchise does best and just adds a nice
    bit more storyline and action sequences on top. The Bourne Ultimatum is
    undoubtedly the best of the series and the best blockbuster of 2007. As
    a James Bond fanatic it is a great honour for me to say that Ultimatum
    is a lot better than a majority of the Bond movies, and trust me it
    takes a lot for me to say that. While Bourne as a whole might not be a
    better franchise than the Bond series, it is definitely nearly its
    equal.

  7. Paul Greengrass definitely saved the best Bourne for last! I've heard a
    lot of people complain about they way he filmed this movie, and some
    have even compared the camera style to the Blair Witch Project. All I
    have to say to that is…are you kidding me? Come on it was not that
    bad at all. I think it helps the action scenes to feel more realistic,
    which I would prefer over highly stylized stunt choreography. As for
    the rest of the movie I really didn't even notice it.

    You can tell that Damon has really gotten comfortable with the role of
    Jason Bourne. Sometimes that can be a bad thing, but in this case its a
    really good thing. He really becomes Jason Bourne in this installment.
    Damon also has a great supporting cast in Joan Allen, Ezra Kramer, and
    Julia Stiles. David Strathairn was a great addition to the cast, as he
    added more depth to the secret CIA organization.

    Even though the movie is filled with great car chases and nonstop
    action, they managed to stick a fair amount of character development in
    their with all of that going on. This film stands far above the other
    two Bourne movies, and is definitely one of the best movies of the 2007
    summer season!

  8. "The Bourne Ultimatum" begins recklessly mid-chase and in
    pulse-pounding fashion explodes from there as Jason Bourne (Matt Damon,
    absolutely superb) tracks down the masterminds behind the CIA black-ops
    that turned him into the perfect killer in a final attempt to learn his
    true identity. A devastatingly icy David Strathairn as the "man behind
    the curtain" is added to the returning cast of regulars including Joan
    Allen (excellent) and Julia Stiles (non-existent).

    Like the second entry in the series, I wished Paul Greengrass' shaky
    hand-held camera would go static at least for the few minutes of
    downtime. However, that being said, it's a perfect way to capture the
    tense, claustrophobic feel of the intimate hand-to-hand-combat scenes
    and works equally well in the chase scenes which are mostly on foot and
    across rooftops with the occasional big car pile-up. Part of the fun of
    the Bourne series is the constant globe-hopping and manipulation of
    technology and communications that seem to defy the laws of physics and
    current capabilities. The Bourne films seem to exist in some sort of
    gritty hyper-reality that is full of technological-based magic. It
    makes no sense that everyone seems to be just in the right place at the
    right time, but I'll be damned if it isn't a blast to watch them get
    there.

    With the absence of the emotive and involving Franka Potente, the
    writers attempt to create some emotional connection between Damon and
    Stiles, but she is so blank-faced an actress it never really leads to
    anything. Still, this can be forgiven, for unlike the "Identity" and
    the "Supremacy", this "Ultimatum" reveals all and we finally learn the
    truth about Bourne's past. It's an entertaining and satisfying
    conclusion to the series, and if they have any good sense, and Damon
    gets his wish, this will be the perfect end to it.

  9. Having not seen the previous two in the trilogy of Bourne movies, I was
    a little reluctant to watch The Bourne Ultimatum.

    However it was a very thrilling experience and I didn't have the
    problem of not understanding what was happening due to not seeing the
    first two films. Each part of the story was easy to understand and I
    fell in love with The Bourne Ultimatum before it had reached the
    interval! I don't think I have ever watched such an exquisitely made,
    and gripping film, especially an action film. Since I usually shy away
    from action and thriller type movies, this was such great news to me.
    Ultimatum is one of the most enthralling films, it grabs your attention
    from the first second till the last minute before the credits roll.

    Matt Damon was simply fantastic as his role as Jason Bourne. I've heard
    a lot about his great performances in the Bourne 1+2, and now, this
    fabulous actor has one more to add to his list. I look forward to
    seeing more of his movies in the future.

    The stunts were handled with style – each one was done brilliantly and
    I was just shocked by the impressiveness of this movie. Well done.

  10. I will begin by saying I am very pleased with this climax of the Bourne
    trilogy. Please, oh please don't ruin it by doing a sequel years from
    now or a prequel. Just leave it alone. Right..moving on.As talented and
    versatile as Matt Damon is…it seems as though he was just meant to
    play Jason Bourne.

    If you are a fan of the first two Bourne movies, you will not be
    disappointed by the third installment. It sticks to what works and adds
    a little more. I was very pleased to see how well all the information
    we obtain in 'Identity' and 'Supremacy' all mesh in 'Ultimatum' to
    finally paint the full picture of Jason Bourne's troubled past. The
    action sequences are fast paced and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
    The fights between Bourne and the assassins are always fun to watch. I
    have always been a fan of movies surrounding CIA agents and how the CIA
    gather their Intel and this movie is right up that street, making it
    even more exciting for me.

    If you choose to watch The Bourne Ultimatum without watching the
    previous 2 installments..you will still thoroughly enjoy the movie but
    I would still recommend you watch them first. This would allow you to
    fully understand the character Jason Bourne and become attached and be
    a part of his world. This allows you to appreciate and enjoy the movie
    even more. I'm not sure which is the better of the first 2 but I
    personally think 'Ultimatum' might, just MIGHT, have the edge when
    comparing the trilogy.

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