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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  3 August 2007 (USA)
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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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Release Date:

3 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bourne: El ultimátum  »

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$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$227,137,090 (USA) (22 November 2007)

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Did You Know?


Bourne's arsenal (in order) consists of a Dual Tone SIG Pro SP2022 he used in the bathroom at the beginning of the movie, a Black SIG Pro he took off of the CIA Agents in the Madrid Office, a Beretta 92FS he took off a Tangiers police officer, a Black Glock 17 he procured mysteriously in the parking lot near the CIA building in NYC, which in turn ended in another mystery as he procured another SIG Pro during his questioning of Dr. Albert Hirsch. See more »


At Waterloo Station, as Bourne is preparing to drop the phone into the Reporter's pocket, two extras are walking towards the camera - a man with a beret (on the right) and a woman with a white knit hat (on the left). In the next shot of the reporter, the same two extras walk around the corner, except they've switched sides See more »


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Russian dispatch officer: Suspect from tunnel auto chase, heading east from Kievsky Train Station.
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Perhaps One of the Greatest Motion Picture Trilogies of our Time
3 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't hand out ten star ratings easily. A movie really has to impress me, and The Bourne Ultimatum has gone far beyond that. Furthermore, this trilogy has come together so nicely, that I believe it to be one of the greatest motion picture trilogies of our time. Though all three films could not be any more different from the Ludlum novels, they still stand as a powerful landmark in cinematic achievement. The Bourne Ultimatum made me want to cry that the series was complete, yet I could not even attempt to stop smiling for hours.

From the moment that the opening title appeared, I knew we were in for a ride. Paul Greengrass has done it again. Everything we love from the previous Bourne films is here once again: the action, the dialogue, and of course the shaky camera. However for me, that last one was never a problem. I think it adds to the suspense.

I will be back to see this film several times before it is released on DVD, simply because it is genius. It is a perfectly satisfying conclusion, and should stand the test of time as a fantastic movie, and altogether, an unforgettable trilogy.

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