Jason Bourne evades capture by those hunting him, the CIA. Undeterred by the new generation of highly-trained killers after him, he continues his long-standing quest to uncover the origins of his dark past.
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In terms of filmmaking skill, this is probably the best of the trilogy, even if I do slightly prefer the second. Still find the sequence with the reporter among the most thrilling of recent years. Outstanding stuff.
Trilogy concludes with another globe spanning adventure that created as many questions as it answered with its convulated plotting. Script not up to par with previous entry or matching the octane of the first entry but still better than the average action drivel. Damon could play this part in his sleep by now but film does feature some good support from Stiles, Strathairn and Ramirez. Top notch stunt work.
An interesting film, well made in that hand-held camera kind of way, but it does devolve into sheer outlandish fantasy toward the end, as it expects me to believe that anyone at the CIA would ever be seriously held accountable for their actions.
This was a solid trilogy that kept getting better with every entry. The third one solidifying its spot in the spy film hall of fame but it should have ended with this one since they did such a good job closing everything up. I am eager to see where they take this character and I hope it doesn't suck like the last installment did.
Interesting. With each Bourne film, the direction and action sequences get better and better, yet they keep rehashing the same story. The results are three increasingly well made films, that don’t reach greatness due to their limited imagination in the story department.
No exaggeration: "Ultimatum" is one of the most intelligent and invigorating action thrillers ever made. Creative, frenetic, Oscar-winning editing, a tight script, and verisimilitude unmatched in the genre; seeing things go boom is fun, but the real thrill here is seeing people outmaneuvered and outsmarted. A heap of character actors (Allen, Strathairn, Stiles, Considine) keep the background power plays sizzling.
The third and ending part of the Bourne franchise, really no different from the others. Damon plays not only the same character as before, but as almost in all of his films. Swooshing through countries and continents, Greengrass has tightly directed this but I thought his second Bourne-film was better. All in all: entertaining and filled with action.