Monday, 29 August 2016

The Bourne Ultimatum Review

The Bourne Ultimatum

Release Date: 13th August 2007 - Australia (Sydney) (premiere) 

Production Companies
Universal Pictures (presents)
Motion Picture BETA Produktionsgellschaft (in association with)
The Kennedy/Marshall Company
Ludlum Entertainment (in association with)
Bourne Again (uncredited)

Universal Pictures Australia 

Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 115 minutes

Budget: $110,000,000

Box Office Gross: $442,824,138

Plot Summary
Jason Bourne dodges a
ruthless CIA official and
his agents from a new
assassination program
while searching for the
origins of his life as a
trained killer. 

Matt Damon - Jason Bourne
Julia Stiles - Nicky Parsons
David Strathairn - Noah Vosen
Scott Glenn - Ezra Kramer
Paddy Considine - Simon Ross
Edgar Ramirez - Paz
Albert Finney - Dr. Albert Hirsch
Joan Allen - Pamela Landy
Tom Gallop - Tom Cronin
Corey Johnson - Ray Wills
Daniel Bruhl - Martin Kreutz
Joey Ansah - Desh
Colin Stinton - Neal Daniels
Dan Fredenburgh - Jimmy
Lucy Leimann - Lucy

Director - Paul Greengrass
Based on Novel "The Bourne Ultimatum" - Robert Ludlum
Screen Story/Screenplay - Tony Gilroy
Screenplay - Scott Z. Burns and George Nolfi
Executive Producers - Doug Liman, Henry Morrison and Jeffrey M. Weiner
Producer/Unit Production Manager - Patrick Crowley
Producers - Frank Marshall and Paul Sandberg
Co-Producer - Andrew R. Tennenbaum
Production Designer - Peter Wenham
Costume Designer - Shay Cunliffe
Director of Photography - Oliver Wood
Second Unit Director/Stunt Coordinator - Dan Bradley
Stunt Coordinator (UK) - Gary Powell
Visual Effects Supervisor - Peter Chiang
Film Editor - Christopher Rouse
Music - John Powell


2008 Academy Awards 
Best Film Editing - Christopher Rouse (Won)
Best Sound Mixing - Scott Millan, David Parker and Kirk Francis (Won)
Best Sound Editing - Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg (Won)

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM was anticipated by BOURNE fans to tie up all the loose ends from the previous two movies. In my opinion, ULTIMATUM is the best of the original three movies. The shaky camerawork was toned down greatly for this sequel. As another conspiracy thriller, the action set-pieces were well-handled, particularly in the fight scene between Bourne and the assassin. The plotting and concept has improved since its predecessor SUPREMACY (click here) which was more action-oriented than a narrative. It adds another layer of groundwork to Damon's debonair acting and Paul Greengrass' cohesive direction to produce an exceptionally balanced hit sequel. As for the loose ends, viewers will have to keep watching the sequels.

In my opinion, this movie should have been explained the mysteries of the character Jason Bourne as the sequels went off on a tangent. ULTIMATUM shows this as it could have been the epic finale that the movie-goers would have wanted. This adds up to another extreme favourite action film in my collection.

Star rating: (10/10) Best Movie Ever

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