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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless C.I.A. 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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Paul Greengrass

Writers:

Tony Gilroy (screenplay), Scott Z. Burns (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 26 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Damon ... Jason Bourne
Julia Stiles ... Nicky Parsons
David Strathairn ... Noah Vosen
Scott Glenn ... Ezra Kramer
Paddy Considine ... Simon Ross
Edgar Ramírez ... Paz (as Edgar Ramirez)
Albert Finney ... Dr. Albert Hirsch
Joan Allen ... Pam Landy
Tom Gallop ... Tom Cronin
Corey Johnson ... Wills
Daniel Brühl ... Martin Kreutz
Joey Ansah ... Desh
Colin Stinton ... Neal Daniels
Dan Fredenburgh ... Jimmy
Lucy Liemann ... Lucy
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Storyline

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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Remember everything. Forgive nothing. See more »


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

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Trivia

Jason Bourne's final line ("Look at us. Look at what they make you give.") echoes The Professor's (Clive Owen) dying words in The Bourne Identity (2002). See more »

Goofs

Most fax machines scan before sending. All Vosen has to do is press cancel and the fax would not be sent. In fact, as he enters the room the fax can be heard to make the first beep of the sending tone, indicating that it's only just beginning to try and send the fax. However, being a high-up member of management in his 50s or so, it is entirely possible that Vosen has no idea how to work a fax machine and so might think it had already sent. Also, this model of fax machine scans with the pages facing down, so he would not see what was scanned until the pages came out. Since they were put in face-up Landy would be scanning blank paper (if there was nothing on the back). See more »

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Russian dispatch officer: Suspect from tunnel auto chase, heading east from Kievsky Train Station.
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Referenced in The Last Man on Earth: When the Going Gets Tough (2017) See more »

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Extreme Ways (Bourne's Ultimatum)
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Smart and Gripping
23 September 2007 | by Listen_to_the_LawSee all my reviews

The Bourne Ultimatum is the third and final outing for super-spy Jason Bourne, a man who is out to kill the people who made him into a killer. The Bourne series is one of the highest regarded trilogies by critics (Ultimatum has an 85/100 on metacritic.com, meaning it's status is "universal acclaim) and for good reason- the fighting is choreographed very well and the deep story can be very engrossing.

First, I highly advise you watch The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy, the two fancy-titled prequels to Ultimatum. There may be three different movies, but in reality they are all a continuance of one another: missing one leaves you stranded and confused, just like I was. You will still be about to enjoy the action and fight scenes of Ultimatum if you missed the first two, but then the story will definitely lead to some confusion.

If you were lucky enough to view the prequels to this movie, you probably had a treat watching Bourne take down his enemies and track down the man who screwed him from Supremacy. Jason Bourne is played very well by Matt…Damon. Damon does nothing to deserve an Oscar nod, but his work here is good enough to hold it's own. Bourne's adventures take place in many different cities; the cities are all varied enough to keep the movie from becoming bland at times. The agency tracking Bourne takes advantage of every technological tool known to mankind to track him down.

I won't go into detail on the characters because they are continuations off of the first two movies. However, it wouldn't hurt the movie to spell a few things out for the audience- not every viewer is a die-hard movie watcher who can pick up on every little hint about story development. Ultimatum wouldn't have been harmed at all if the story was a little more up front.

It seems most people agree that Ultimatum was a success of a film: the movie opened to $69 million, and -box office total now is up to $216 mil- is currently still going very strongly for a movie that has been in theatres since August 3. It's the best action movie I've seen since Live Free or Die Hard.

Good) Damon is solid but not spectacular, very smart movie Bad) Story is like many others


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3 August 2007 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,283,690, 5 August 2007

Gross USA:

$227,471,070

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$444,100,035
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