The Bourne Ultimatum Reviews
Those well versed with spy-films will find the plot rather standard boasting muddled moralities, conspiracies and a liberal political tone. It makes most of it's "bangs" again with the franchise's trademark fast-pace action, grand chase scenes and intimate camera work.
However, it's likely the most finely tuned of the trilogy, with a great balance of emotion, drama, thrills and twists. It works tremendously well as a standalone production and even better as a franchise finale.
Scratch James Bond, give me more Jason Bourne!
Realizing just how much of a threat Bourne is to the CIA, the new agent Noah Vosen leads the chase in trying to catch him, against the persuasive influence of Pamela Landy (Joan Allen) who is in some indirect way Bourne's ally. Both of these characters create just as much excitement in the scenes behind computer screens and controlled towers tracking Bourne's whereabouts as the scenes where Bourne is fighting his assassins.
And what fight scenes they are!! The choreography is more complex, faster, and constrained to even tighter quarters than in the previous film. The camera has an even shakier, documentary styles look, resulting in jaw dropping, exhilarating (there's that word again!) car chases, hand to hand combat, gun battles, rooftop chases, and seek and destroy sequence with Bourne and Ross in a crowded mall that will have your eyes glued to the screen.
Nothing more can be said about Matt Damon other than a lame joke like "he was 'bourne' to play this role". Without Damon's likability this trilogy would not have worked half as well as it has. He has helped create one of the most fascinating and legendary on screen assassins that have graced the screen since James Bond. Simply put, The Bourne Ultimatum is the very definition of a perfect action picture. It's the most fitting end to a great trilogy, and an action film to which all espionage action films from this point on will be compared to.
has offered and elevates the story to a whole new level of intrigue. In Ultimatum, Jason Bourne finally finds out the truth about himself and he gets all the answers he is looking for. The cast starring alongside Matt Damon is a well chosen bunch of actors that are incredibly talented. Notably David Strathairn, Joan Allen and Albert Finney are absolutely terrific in their roles. The Bourne Ultimatum is a sequel that truly outdoes its predecessors and it belongs on the short list of unforgettable sequels that surpassed the originals. The Bourne Ultimatum is a film that delivers everything you'd expect from a Jason Bourne film, but now the story is even more developed, even more intense this time around. An awesome, thrilling film that will hold you in suspense from the first minutes of the film to the explosive climax.