IMDb Top 250: #231 The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Director: Paul Greengrass
Writers: Tony Gilroy (screenplay), Scott Z. Burns (screenplay)
Stars: Matt Damon, Edgar Ramírez, Joan Allen

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.

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Loosely based on the Robert Ludlum novels of the same name, The Bourne Ultimatum is the third movie of the series. As spy series goes, this one is right there at the top, alongside the James Bond franchise (even surpassing some of its latest iterations)

The Bourne series has undoubtedly helped boost Matt Damon as an A-list star. In the first movie of the franchise, Identity, Jason Bourne suffers from amnesia, having to figure out exactly who he is and what is going on. He is hunted down and is out for a vendetta in the second movie of the series, Supremacy, before coming back home to discover the background and truth of his identity in Ultimatum.

This plot, described thus, seems pretty sketchy, but as the story progresses, Jason Bourne becomes both hunter and hunted. Few movies can deliver adrenaline inducing scenes with such great effect.

John McClane would be proud.

The Bourne Ultimatum is the kind of movie action junkies dream about.

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