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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

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Tony Gilroy (screenplay), Scott Z. Burns (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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

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Release Date:

3 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bourne Ultimatum See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,283,690, 5 August 2007

Gross USA:

$227,471,070

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$442,824,138
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Paul Greengrass states in the R2 DVD commentary that the relationship between Nicky and Bourne, prior to his amnesia was deliberately scripted and filmed as "ambiguous but significant". See more »

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(at around 36 mins) Bourne looks at the monitor of the security camera that displays a car approaching the compound. The camera seems to follow the car, and even zoom in and out to maintain a good composition - not the sort of shot expected expected from a security camera. See more »

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Great film, believable fight sequences, terrible camera work
13 August 2007 | by madhurmerchantSee all my reviews

Towards the beginning of the movie there is a scene where two men meet in a restaurant. This particular scene must have been around 5-7 minutes into the movie and already I had noticed and started getting annoyed with the excessive shakiness of the camera and the "artsy" behind-the-shoulder shots. The two men were simply sitting in a restaurant and talking but the camera was shaking so much that you would think they were in the middle of an earthquake. It was ridiculous and I felt that it completely detracted from what should otherwise have been an intense and revealing conversation. I have never in my life ever had the urge to leave the theater during a movie till tonight when I saw ultimatum. I then remembered the 9 dollars I had spent and decided to wait it out. I am definitely glad that I stayed because the movie, apart from the camera issues, was brilliant. Matt Damon is supremely believable as Jason Bourne. For some reason more so in this movie than the previous ones.

The beautiful action scenes were again marred by shoddy camera work. I was immediately reminded of the camera work during the action sequences in Batman Begins. The fact that I was sitting towards the front of the movie theater only made things worse as my eyes struggled to stay focused on the action for more than half a second at a time. As someone else on this board suggested, it was almost like a strobe light effect. I really think it was a lazy and stupid decision to use the Shakycam so extensively. Just like any other flourish or trick, it should be used sparingly so that it subtly enhances a certain aspect of the movie. In this case, regretfully, it took away from the movie rather than the other way around.

Aside from the camera issues, the movie was very solid on many levels and easily a great addition to the series. All in all I don't regret spending the 9 bucks and I suppose that should say it all.


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