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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)



Average Rating: 8/10
Reviews Counted: 239
Fresh: 224 | Rotten: 15

The Bourne Ultimatum is an intelligent, finely tuned non-stop thrill ride. Another strong performance from Matt Damon and sharp camerawork from Paul Greengrass make this the finest installment of the Bourne trilogy.


Average Rating: 8.1/10
Critic Reviews: 47
Fresh: 46 | Rotten: 1

The Bourne Ultimatum is an intelligent, finely tuned non-stop thrill ride. Another strong performance from Matt Damon and sharp camerawork from Paul Greengrass make this the finest installment of the Bourne trilogy.



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Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) races to solve the mystery of his past while being hunted by members of the very organization he was hired into as director Paul Greengrass brings author Robert Ludlum's popular character back to the big screen for his third feature outing. David Strathairn, Julia Stiles, Joan Allen, and Paddy Considine co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Dec 11, 2007


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All Critics (239) | Top Critics (47) | Fresh (224) | Rotten (15) | DVD (28)

Bourne -- or whatever his name really is -- is such a resourceful and reckless agent of chaos, we thrill to him despite the fact that he's officially a non-entity.

August 4, 2013 Full Review Source:
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While the crunchy fights and unflagging pace ensure this delivers as genre spectacle, the muddy ethics also make for a pleasing contrast with standard-issue wham-bammery.

November 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Not only far and away this summer's best three-peat, it's a pulse-pounding peak to Matt Damon's spy trilogy.

September 22, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post
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Watching The Bourne Ultimatum is like being strapped to a vibrating bed set on high for two hours in a cheap motel.

August 13, 2007 Full Review Source: | Comments (5)
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A great action movie, exhilarating and neatly crafted, the kind of picture that will still look good 20 or 30 years from now.

August 6, 2007 Full Review Source:
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We've waited all summer for a wild ride to grab us with more than jolts. Now it's here. Hang on.

August 6, 2007
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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.

August 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Radio Times
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It may seem odd to praise a big-budget action flick for its maturity, but Paul Greengrass' The Bourne Ultimatum unequivocally proves that a summer blockbuster needn't be brainless to be exciting.

August 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

You know, I used to think Matt Damon was kinda like a Streisand, but he's rocking the shit in this one.

November 3, 2012 Full Review Source:

Beneath the heart-racing action, Ultimatum strains to show how aggressive Bush-era tactics lead to our moral ruin.

August 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago
Time Out Chicago

The third Bourne movie keeps us enthralled by tapping into the surveillance-induced paranoia of the CCTV era.

July 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Digital Spy
Digital Spy

We need an action hero to fit the times. Someone confused. Jason Bourne.

April 28, 2011 Full Review Source: East Bay Express
East Bay Express

The Bourne Ultimatum is a thrilling and riveting action movie, played out on a global backdrop and a liberal political tone.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews
Matt's Movie Reviews

Greengrass comes full circle from the War on Terror film that bit its tongue to the popcorn flick that speaks volumes.

December 1, 2009 Full Review Source: I.E. Weekly | Comments (7)
I.E. Weekly

The best action film so far this summer.

April 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

Um desfecho à altura do ótimo padrão estabelecido pela trilogia, ainda surpreende graças a uma inteligente estrutura que, brincando com a linha narrativa da série, comprova o cuidadoso trabalho dos realizadores em sua concepção.

March 25, 2009
Cinema em Cena

The Bourne Ultimatum keeps the pedal to the floor and burns serious rubber.

February 2, 2009 Full Review Source: Fayetteville Free Weekly
Fayetteville Free Weekly

A significant achievement, held back but not much diminished by the unavoidable excesses of the genre.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders
Entertainment Insiders

two hours of powerful action and ultimate escapism

August 17, 2008 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

Ultimatum isn't just the best film of the franchise - it's the best action film of 2007.

July 23, 2008 Full Review Source: Watertown Daily Times | Comments (4)
Watertown Daily Times

As spy flicks go, The Bourne Ultimatum is the perfect chaser to this successful series.

July 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

It twists and turns without losing its footing, and its hero, an international man of mystery even to himself, is always ahead of the game, daring his would-be assailants - and the audience - to guess his next move. The trick is to try and keep up.

April 10, 2008
San Francisco Examiner

The Bourne Ultimatum rencontre, et surpasse même, haut la main les standards de qualité déjà très élevés fixés par ses prédécesseurs.

March 27, 2008 Full Review Source: Panorama

Don't get me wrong, I love these films. But they really are just mindless action movies -- just done INCREDIBLY well.

March 3, 2008 Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Comments (2)
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Audience Reviews for The Bourne Ultimatum

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June 8, 2008

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One of the best action flicks I've ever seen. From the moment the movie starts until it's jolting end, you are on the ride of your life. Damon, who I would have never imagined as an Action Star, has solidified his place among one of the greats
April 2, 2014
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It's a fantastic third installment (which is rarity in cinemas) Matt Damon is brilliant as Jason Bourne in this new edition to the Bourne saga. The Bourne Ultimatum fires on all cylinders with more thrills and more action sequences that is well directed, from Paul Greengrass, and well crafted. 4.5/5
August 1, 2013
Eugene Bernabe

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The Bourne trilogy is quite possibly the only series of film's in history in which every subsequent movie is better than the last. The Bourne Identity was a pretty mixed bag and wasn't anything more than a passably satisfying debut. I felt it was too slow and unevenly paced and lacked the action packed edge despite the fact it was well crafted for psychological effect. Then Paul Greengrass took over as director for The Bourn Supremacy and brought everything together. He brought terrific second unit directing to the table and demonstrated that Bourne was about action as much as profound character drama. It was a tremendously thrilling improvement. In the case of The Bourne Ultimatum, what you get is fast paced, emotionally engaging and action packed, and you simply cannot take your eyes off it for a second. Matt Damon's movingly compassionate performance from the previous films is at it's best in Ultimatum. This particular installment in the long-lived and oddly continuing franchise also features the best car chases, the most riveting action choreography and the tensest climax to an action film in recent memory. It may be slightly repetitive but that doesn't alter it's entertainment value in the slightest. Intelligent, thought provoking, whilst maintaining a hard-hitting and explosive ruthlessness, it's the best of The Bourne movies as of yet and another brilliant directing achievement for Paul Greengrass.
October 20, 2012
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    1. Noah Vosen: Perhaps we can arrange a meet.
    2. Jason Bourne: Where are you know?
    3. Noah Vosen: I'm sitting in my office.
    4. Jason Bourne: I doubt that.
    5. Noah Vosen: Why would you doubt that?
    6. Jason Bourne: If you were in your office right now we'd be having this conversation face to face.
    – Submitted by Robert S (15 months ago)
    1. Jason Bourne: Get some rest, Pam. You look tired.
    – Submitted by joseph j (16 months ago)
    1. Jason Bourne: Listen very carefully to what i'm about to tell you, I remember, I remember everything.
    – Submitted by Brandon M (19 months ago)
    1. Jason Bourne: This is where it started for me. This is where it ends.
    – Submitted by Long P (20 months ago)
    1. Nicky Parsons: Its been... hard for me with you.
    – Submitted by Shreyas R (20 months ago)
    1. Jason Bourne: Get some rest Pam. You look tired.
    2. Noah Vosen: He's looking right at her!
    – Submitted by Shreyas R (20 months ago)
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