The Bourne Ultimatum

Critics Consensus

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.

92%

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Average Rating: 4.1/5

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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

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Cast

Matt Damon
as Jason Bourne
Julia Stiles
as Nicky Parsons
David Strathairn
as Noah Vosen
Scott Glenn
as Ezra Kramer
Paddy Considine
as Simon Ross
Albert Finney
as Dr. Albert Hirsch
Joan Allen
as Pamela Landy
Tom Gallop
as Tom Cronin
Daniel Brühl
as Martin Kreutz
Colin Stinton
as Neal Daniels
Bryan Reents
as Technician
Arkie Reece
as Technician
John Roberson
as Technician
Russ Huards
as Technician
Mark Bazeley
as Betancourt
Sinead O'Keeffe
as Chamberlain
Sinead OKeefe
as Chamberlain
Chucky Venice
as Agent Hammond
Scott Adkins
as Agent Kiley
Branko Tomovic
as Russian Policeman
Laurentiu Possa
as Russian Policeman
Trevor St. John
as Tactical Team Leader
Albert Jones
as Tactical Team Agent
Jeffrey Lee Gibson
as Vosen's Driver
Uriel Emil
as Morgue Attendant
Omar Hernandez
as NYPD Officer
William H. Burns
as NYPD Officer
Michael Wildman
as CRI Agent
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Critic Reviews for The Bourne Ultimatum

All Critics (263) | Top Critics (51)

t's full of tension, but it's also disturbing on another level: it's hard not to be reminded of recent events.

Jun 23, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 4, 2013 | Full Review…
CNN.com
Top Critic

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.

Nov 17, 2011 | Rating: 5/5
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Dec 1, 2009 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Not only far and away this summer's best three-peat, it's a pulse-pounding peak to Matt Damon's spy trilogy.

Sep 22, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

As good as the first two films were, as well as they redefined the action espionage thriller, the third film falls victim to its own innovation.

Aug 31, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Bourne Ultimatum

½

This excellent third chapter is the best of the trilogy, with non-stop thrilling action, great performances and an intelligent plot that plays with our own perception of what we thought we knew (especially the last scene of the previous film) to come up with a satisfying conclusion.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

The final installment of the Bourne franchise sees Matt Damon finally discovering who he is and who's behind this fine mess he's in. I must admit, I found this film an odd one. The usual formula of a thriller involves the story being set up for the first two thirds of the film, and the last half hour climaxes with a frenetic action set piece. In The Bourne Ultimatum, it's the other way round! The first hour and a half is more of Greengrass' wobbly cam following an earnest looking Damon as he runs through interchangeable corridors, chases down generic bad guys and speeds through traffic. There is literally no plot til the last half hour. It reminded me of The Matrix trilogy in that the second film seemed irrelevant, and the two sequels could easily have been compressed into one superior film. But as it stands, it's an entertaining enough thriller which ties up the story satisfactorily (if unsurprisingly) and at least the direction contained more drama and less seasickness than the second (the climactic car chase is actually very impressive indeed.) Still not as good as the first but it will please fans of the series.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

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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

Tony Gandía
Tony Gandía

Super Reviewer

½

saw this one too

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Bob Stinson

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