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The Bourne Ultimatum
Remember everything. Forgive nothing.
Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally uncover his dark past while dodging The Company's best efforts to eradicate him.
An absolute marvel of action filmmaking, a stunning work of precision craftsmanship & a fitting conclusion to the Jason Bourne saga, The Bourne Ultimatum is a rare second sequel that works flawlessly by taking a huge leap with its premise to effortlessly surpass the towering expectations set by its much-beloved predecessors & isn't just the finest instalment of The Bourne Trilogy but is impressive enough to qualify as one of the greatest films ever made.
Picking up the storyline right where it was left off in The Bourne Supremacy before taking a six weeks leap, The Bourne Ultimatum continues the quest of Jason Bourne as he retraces his steps back to his origin with a few help along the road to guide…
Possibly the greatest spy thriller ever. Truly thrilling in every moment, powered by Greengrass' superb kinetic directing and editing. This film ever ceases to entertain and excite. The best of the Bourne franchise.
I did manage the whole trilogy in one day. Yay me!
The Bourne Ultimatum has to overcome a couple of issues. Firstly, Paddy Considine is not only miscast but utterly wasted as a nosy newspaper journalist who ends up feebly standing by as Matt Damon beats up blokes around him and generally acting like a flapping ninny. That said, the main scene he's involved in around Waterloo station (never could look at that place the same after I saw this!) is quite marvellously tense.
It also suffers from overusing the 'dodgy CIA boss' storyline, even doubling up on that front this time round and then still failing to use the excellent Scott Glenn nearly enough anyway. Fortunately The Bourne Ultimatum…
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"Hope for the best, plan for the worst."
Jason Bourne is a man on a mission and he's relentless in his quest to find out who he is. The CIA then had better prepare for another ass whooping because after two films they still haven't got the message. Their pursuit of him is equally persistent but what possible chance have they got against Bourne, really?
Ultimatum is like the icing on the cake, not only does it finish off the series in great style, it's also the best part. Not mainly sequels can claim that, let alone threequels (that's not a word). This time Bourne is having more flashbacks, but this time it appears to be to the origins of…
So it only took 8 years for me to finish watching this Bourne trilogy! Not bad, right?
Matt Damon is great once again as Jason Bourne, who continues his quest of digging up his past and finding out what got him to this point. Being such an elite fighting machine, there's no real sense of danger of him being put out of commission, so the film uses both an innocent bystander that Bourne must help - in this case, reporter Simon Ross (Paddy Considine)- but also technology for the CIA to gain the upper hand. The subway station sequence in London alone near the start of the film is worth the 4* rating alone, as CIA Deputy Directors Noah Vosen…
I thought that if I watched this again while jumping up and down, doing cartwheels and somersaults it might counterbalance the unbelievably annoying shaky cam.
It gave me an even worse headache than the first time I watched it.
A LOT better than the previous Bourne film. The script has improved, everything flows more smoothly, and the action is ten times better.
While I still don't find Damon a convincing actor, he has improved since Identity.
Joan Allen lacks strength in her role, but Julia Stiles is excellent - offering a solid female presence next to Damon.
I really enjoyed it.
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Yupp, the reason this one works so well is that Bourne has the upper hand throughout. He knows what he's looking for while the people looking for him have no idea. Instead of being the target of the CIA, the CIA is his target. His agency focuses the film.
What a 🔥 movie. So stoked for the new one!
Trilogy marathon is over!
I probably have the most fun with Ultimatum than I do with any other movie. I get excited when it comes on TV, and if I can't finish it, I'll go online to watch it. Shaky camera movement gets a lot of criticism, and rightfully so. Especially Taken 3, which gave the style a bad name. However, Paul Greengrass and his crew do it wonderfully in th Bourne films. Matt Damon is simply amazing, and the film is perfectly paced. I believe I have seen this movie five times now, and it still hasn't worn on me. Step aside Bond, the new 21st century spy is here. He's been around since 2002? Eeh.
Tense and beautiful to watch. This Bourne entry has a little less plot to grapple with (not a strong point) but settles into longer and more tense action scenes with high stakes and plenty of twists and turns. The bike chase through the streets of Tangier and later on foot over the rooftops of the tightly packed city. Wonderful stuff. Still one incredible film and it should have been the perfect close to this fantastic series. Let's all forget Renner's attempt and hope that the new Bourne will be nice later this year.
Watch the first two and then get back into this fantastic thriller.
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I feel like the Bourne series finally got some closure. Americans were doing bad things and got caught, Bourne survives, and that awful cliffhanger from 2 is tied off.
I'm gradually beginning to like the cinematography and the otherwise unbearable shakycam, as it actually serves its purpose of facilitating decent story telling.
Equal to the first.
The Tangiers sequence is amazing. Can't wait for the new one.
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