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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

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Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.

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Bourne is once again brought out of hiding, this time inadvertently by London-based reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar--an upgrade to Project Treadstone--in a series of newspaper columns. Bourne sets up a meeting with Ross and realizes instantly they're being scanned. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally, ultimately, uncover his dark past whilst dodging The Company's best efforts in trying to eradicate him. Written by Corey Hatch

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Rated PG-13 for violence and intense sequences of action | See all certifications »

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3 August 2007 (USA)  »

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$110,000,000 (estimated)

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$69,283,690 (USA) (3 August 2007)

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$227,137,090 (USA) (22 November 2007)
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Tony Gilroy, the main screenwriter of the earlier Bourne films, was hired by the studio to write a draft of the script to The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). Universal green-lit the film based on the draft, but Gilroy didn't do any revisions or rewrites because he was committed to his directing debut Michael Clayton (2007). In 2011 actor Matt Damon accused Gilroy for writing a quick draft for money and then leaving the project in turmoil. Damon called the original draft "unreadable" and potential "career-ender" for Gilroy, also saying that Gilroy arbitrated to get sole screenwriting credit before the movie came out (the Writers Guild of America turned the request down). Later Damon said it was "idiotic" for him to "blurt out" anything about the subject, since it was between himself and Gilroy (either they figure it out, or won't). In 2012 Gilroy said that he and Damon haven't spoken to each other "in years", although Gilroy later co-wrote The Great Wall (2016) which starred Damon. See more »

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Moments after the final car crash scene, when Jason points his gun at Paz (trapped in the VW Touareg), Paz's airbag in the VW hasn't deployed. See more »

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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.104 (2009) See more »

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One Of The Year's Best Movies.
3 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) Review: After a thrilling set of two, we get the final installment. Here's my take:

The Bourne Ultimatum has it all. We have Jason Bourne(Matt Damon) on the coattails of the ones who know everything. He has been running for too long. This time, it ends.

The Bourne Ultimatum has a great plot, awesome writing, fantastic direction, suspense, and some of the best action of the summer. Matt Damon delivers possibly his best performance to date. He has the conviction and swelling desire of the troubled assassin.

There are some intelligent humor here and some fine suspense. The reactions to certain events will have you either laughing(in a good way) or cheering on. (or both) I heard a lot of intelligent laughter in the theater and lots of clapping. The audience was loving it.

The Bourne Ultimatum delivers all in a nicely gift-wrapped package. All of the goods and then some. This is, in my opinion the best movie this summer.

The Last Word: Excellent conclusion. The best of the trilogy. This is how summer movie thrillers should be done. I love the Bourne trilogy.


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