The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) – 8/10 action movie review

Cast / crew
Director: Paul Greengrass
Writer (Screenplay): Tony Gilroy
Writer (Screenplay): Scott Z. Burns
Writer (Screenplay): George Nolfi
Writer (Screen Story): Tony Gilroy
Writer (Original Novel): Robert Ludlum
Matt Damon: Jason Bourne
Julia Stiles: Nicky Parsons
David Strathairn: Noah Vosen
Scott Glenn: Ezra kramer
Paddy Considine: Simon Ross
Edgar Ramirez: Paz
Albert Finney: Dr. Albert Hirsch
Joan Allen: Pam Landy

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

When a British journalist publishes a story linking him and Operation Black Briar, Jason Bourne has a new lead to follow to discover the secrets of his past. As he goes head-to-head against the CIA, even Bourne can’t keep a full step ahead of the chasing pack.

8/10

A conspicuous lack of an ultimatum and at least one giant plot hole (how does Bourne get into Noah Vosen’s office in CIA’s New York building) do not prevent this from being the best action movie of 2007, extremely thrilling (a Waterloo station sequence is edge of the seat stuff) and an entirely fitting climax to what has turned out to be a fine trilogy. For forty years, everyone wanted to be Bond. Now even Bond wants to be Bourne.

This movie contains extreme hand-to-hand violence, graphic gun violence.

Classified 12A by BBFC. Persons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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