Director: Paul Greengrass
Cast: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Joan Allen,
David Strathairn, Paddy Considine, Edgar Ramirez, Trevor St.
RunTime: 1 hr 52 mins
Released By: UIP
Rating: PG (Some Violence)
Official Website: www.thebourneultimatum.com
Opening Day: 16 August 2007
Matt Damon returns as the trained assassin Jason Bourne for
the latest showdown in "The Bourne Ultimatum." In
the follow-up to 2002's "The Bourne Identity' and 2004's
"The Bourne Supremacy"--the smash hits that have
earned over $500 million at the global box office--acclaimed
director Paul Greengrass ("United 93," "The
Bourne Supremacy") joins returning cast members Julia
Stiles and Joan Allen and new additions David Strathairn,
Paddy Considine and Edgar Ramirez.
he wanted was to disappear. Instead, Jason Bourne is now hunted
by the people who made him what he is. Having lost his memory
and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the barrage
of bullets and a new generation of highly-trained killers.
Bourne has only one objective: to go back to the beginning
and find out who he was.
in the new chapter of this espionage series, Bourne will hunt
down his past in order to find a future. He must travel from
Moscow, Paris, Madrid and London to Tangier and New York City
as he continues his quest to find the real Jason Bourne--all
the while trying to outmaneuver the scores of cops, federal
officers and Interpol agents with him in their crosshairs.
Bourne is an enigma. When Jason Bourne was first introduced
in 2002, no one knew who he was. In fact, neither did he.
Since The Bourne Identity, audiences worldwide have been captivated
by the man himself and have followed his trials and tribulations
with The Bourne Supremacy. And now, in 2007, the truth will
be revealed in the culmination of the trilogy, The Bourne
Ultimatum. Unless of course, you have already read the Bourne
trilogy of books by Robert Ludlum upon which all three movies
are based upon.
Bourne Ultimatum starts off where the last film left off.
The CIA knows all too well that Jason Bourne (Matt Damon)
is still alive and a growing worry continues to strike the
likes of Pamela Landy (Joan Allen) and now, Noah Vasen (David
Strathairn). In this outing, Bourne gives it his all and gets
even closer to the CIA, without them realizing he is playing
them at their own game.
film is the grittiest and also the rawest Bourne yet. Yes,
he is still trying to discover his true identity but Bourne
is no more the confused Bourne in The Bourne Identity. He
has, for the lack of a better word, matured into a colder,
brutal assassin ready to snap at the flick of a finger. His
eyes however betray him for they reflect that of a man bruised
and battered and a fire mellowing. Bourne is not a man to
be messed with and he makes the other spy of the similar sounding
name look more at home on the Disney channel.
Matt Damon evolve and revel in his role of Jason Bourne is
quite a sight. Who would have thought that he could make Jason
Bourne as written in the books, the Jason Bourne, all tough
and hard. Afterall, Matt Damon was often seen as a pretty
boy when he was still hanging around with the likes of Ben
Affleck. However, his choices of late have been the right
ones, becoming more of a chameleon by the day. The Bourne
Trilogy proves that he can be a bankable action movie star
too if he chooses to do so.
the film takes us to exotic places like the dusty streets
of Tangier, Morocco or the hustle bustle of New York City,
it is ultimately the web of deception that will intrigue the
audience. Director Paul Greengrass has successfully created
a film that embodies the real espionage genre. Greengrass
included everything from a car chase to slick rifles but he
never forgot the one important thing in any film, soul.
Bourne Ultimatum is supported by a respectable cast with the
likes of Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn and Albert
Finney. Julia Stiles reprises her role as Nicki Parsons, former
CIA staff now renegade Bourne accomplice. Rounding off the
cast are the likes of Paddy Considine, who unfortunately has
a premature end and Edgar Ramirez, who joins the likes of
Clive Owen and Martin Csokas before him as a sharpshooter
Bourne Ultimatum is without doubt the best of the series.
Bourne does find out many answers at the end of the film including
his real name but Bourne will always remain as Jason Bourne
to you and I. The film’s ending is one of the cheekiest
in recent times, one that’s apt yet one that provides
much hope. Afterall, Robert Ludlum has just released a new
book on Bourne.
(Bourne is back and Bourne is King of the spy and espionage
Review by Mohamad Shaifulbahri