The Bourne Ultimatum Reviews

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August 3, 2007
The first by Doug Liman was best, but the second and third by Greengrass come close because of a strict consistency in tone and talent.
August 3, 2007
The Bourne Ultimatum leaps, scampers, scraps and drives its way into the pantheon of all-time great action movies.
August 3, 2007
Ultimatum is a tribute to Bourne's determination, his driving skills, his intelligence in out-thinking his masters and especially his good luck.
August 3, 2007
For Jason Bourne, who rises and rises again in this fantastically kinetic, propulsive film, resurrection is the name of the game, just as it is for franchises.
August 3, 2007
This is a film about momentum, gravity, trajectory. It's a physics lesson wrapped up in an espionage thriller, and when director Greengrass yells 'Action!' he means it.
August 3, 2007
This is a chase film, pushed to the fragmented limits of abstraction, that rattles and jolts and explodes like an intricately designed drum solo.
August 2, 2007
Damon lends an air of conscious integrity to the part, a quality of reflective introspection that acts as an amazingly effective ballast against the complete implausibility of his continued survival.
August 2, 2007
Here, as in that other new-style spy movie Casino Royale, everything is hard and fast and brutal and, above all, straight-faced. No throwaway lines, no puns.
August 2, 2007
Damon's minimalist style is key to why the Bourne movies have become an oasis from other blockbuster action fare; freed from the bells and whistles of computer-generated effects...and they've succeeded in bringing the genre back down to earth.
August 2, 2007
The Bourne series makes for an unusual action franchise. All the movies are exhilarating, including the third installment, The Bourne Ultimatum, which opens tonight and leaves a bruise.
August 2, 2007
The battle is as long as it is ferocious, and in the audience I saw the movie with, nobody took a breath until it was over. Then they exhaled in a noise that exploded into a cheer.
August 2, 2007
His [Greengrass'] masterful direction of The Bourne Ultimatum makes this third installment unequivocally the summer's best 'threequel.' It also is easily the best action thriller of the year.
August 2, 2007
Greengrass somehow manages to keep the pace aerobically snappy for almost two hours, never letting it lag.
August 2, 2007
Fresher, leaner, and faster than any action movie in years.
August 2, 2007
Paul Greengrass has to keep it moving all the time, putting Matt Damon through endless car and foot chases and taking to a dizzying extreme his signature style of handheld camera, lurching zooms, whiplash pans, and second-to-second editing.
August 2, 2007
A thoughtful, superior action movie.
August 2, 2007
From that first moment to the last of this peerlessly mounted action thriller, the chase never stops. Bourne's nerve never falters, or that of director Paul Greengrass, either.
August 2, 2007
The Bourne Ultimatum is a spectacular windup toy of a thriller -- a contraption made by an artist.
August 2, 2007
Screenwriter Tony Gilroy, who's been around the block with Bourne on the first two pictures, juggles all of this to-ing and fro-ing with admirable precision.
August 2, 2007
Faster and, if possible, furiouser than its predecessors.
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