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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

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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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This Summer Jason Bourne Comes Home See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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English | French | Arabic | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

3 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bourne: El ultimátum See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,283,690, 5 August 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$227,471,070, 29 November 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$442,824,138, 29 November 2007
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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 greenlit the film based on the draft, but Gilroy didn't do any revisions or re-writes because he was committed to his directing debut, Michael Clayton (2007). In 2011, Matt Damon accused Gilroy of writing a quick draft for money and then leaving the project in turmoil. Damon called the original draft "unreadable" and a 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 him 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 »

Goofs

After the explosion scene that takes place in Tangier, Jason gets up and walks down a slope to chase Desh. While a subsequent shot shows Jason wearing a pair of dark shoes, in a shot that follows immediately, the shoes he wears magically turn into a pair of white-color sports ones. But in next shots, the shoes become all dark again just as they always are. See more »

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[first lines]
Russian dispatch officer: Suspect from tunnel auto chase, heading east from Kievsky Train Station.
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Spoofed in Studio C: Episode #7.1 (2016) See more »

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Extreme Ways (Bourne's Ultimatum)
Written, Produced and Performed by Moby
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Ultimatum is Easily the Best Bourne
6 August 2007 | by jmbartleSee all my reviews

Paul Greengrass definitely saved the best Bourne for last! I've heard a lot of people complain about they way he filmed this movie, and some have even compared the camera style to the Blair Witch Project. All I have to say to that is...are you kidding me? Come on it was not that bad at all. I think it helps the action scenes to feel more realistic, which I would prefer over highly stylized stunt choreography. As for the rest of the movie I really didn't even notice it.

You can tell that Damon has really gotten comfortable with the role of Jason Bourne. Sometimes that can be a bad thing, but in this case its a really good thing. He really becomes Jason Bourne in this installment. Damon also has a great supporting cast in Joan Allen, Ezra Kramer, and Julia Stiles. David Strathairn was a great addition to the cast, as he added more depth to the secret CIA organization.

Even though the movie is filled with great car chases and nonstop action, they managed to stick a fair amount of character development in their with all of that going on. This film stands far above the other two Bourne movies, and is definitely one of the best movies of the 2007 summer season!


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