The Bourne Ultimatum ★★★★½

Surprisingly, there were two sneak previews of "The Bourne Ultimatum" in Lidköping: the one I attended on Friday, September 7, and one on the day after; the official premiere in Sweden is today. I don’t know why we got these previews, but I was naturally very thankful for it since I had been looking forward to this movie for quite some time. There was a technical problem some minutes into the movie, which everyone in the relatively small audience seemed to take in good spirit, but it was fixed within a reasonable amount of time.

"The Bourne Ultimatum" has plenty of action with few moments to catch one’s breath. That isn’t usually the hallmark of an excellent movie, but in the case of the Bourne movies it’s perfect. Besides, the action in those movies is not of the brainless kind.

At first, I found the use of the shaky-camera technique a bit distracting, but it quickly became part of the experience and I think it works quite well in this movie. Nonetheless, I can understand why some people have issues with the camerawork.

Non-stop smart action, an exciting story, a superb cast—"The Bourne Ultimatum" has it all and is the best one of the three Bourne movies. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.