Damon's involuntary flair for springing into an ***-whopping whirlwind is rivaled by his gift for staring into space and projecting smudged flashbacks onto his eyelids.
It's all too easy to see that the filmmakers and Damon are coasting when they could be soaring.
| Original Score: 3/5
A trio of superb cat-and-mouse sequences ... more effectively pinpoint Bourne's psychological anxiety and confusion than Damon's robotic, one-note performance.
| Original Score: C
It's frenetic to the point of crazy while achieving a mark that barely exceeds mediocre.
This film is less interested in good plot than it is in having long, drawn-out action chases of which there are entirely too many.
| Original Score: 5/10
Will someone get this man a steadicam?
| Original Score: C+
When it's not fast and furious, The Bourne Ultimatum settles for slick and noisy... and it's often hard to tell these two moods apart.
| Original Score: 2/4
Greengrass's latest plops on the screen with lots of hi-fi energy but, strangely, very little feeling.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Is this stylized action -- obscured by shaky camerawork and in-your-face edits -- really more exciting than the eye-popping stunts that unfold in real time in a cheesy martial-arts adventure like 'Ong-Bak'?
| Original Score: 2/4
Greengrass comes full circle from the War on Terror film that bit its tongue to the popcorn flick that speaks volumes.
If you do go to see this thinly scripted and very repetitive action film, bring your seasickness pills [because of the heavy use of the "shakycam"].
Like the other two, Ultimatum has little problem working up a frantic pace & maintaining it. However, Ultimatum has other problems that make it the least effective Bourne.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
One more demonstration of the rule that the third episode of a movie cycle is its worst.
| Original Score: c+
Ultimatum tries to stir sympathy for its indestructible hero. But Jason Bourne has all the charm of a howitzer. He needs some time with the Harry Potter bunch.
The third Bourne movie keeps us enthralled by tapping into the surveillance-induced paranoia of the CCTV era.
| Original Score: 4/5
If there's more Bourne to come, the standards have been set higher than ever.
| Original Score: 8/10
After a summer-movie season full of bloated running times, pointless explosions and convoluted plots, Jason Bourne has arrived to save the day.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Ultimatum isn't just the best film of the franchise - it's the best action film of 2007.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
A smart thriller for smart audiences.