The Bourne Ultimatum

Title: The Bourne Ultimatum
Year: 2007
Director: Paul Greengrass
Writers: Tony Gilroy, Scott Z. Burns & George Nolfi, based on the novel by Robert Ludlum
Starring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Joan Allen
Music: John Powell
Distinctions: Oscars for best editing, sound and sound editing; currently #147 on IMDb’s Top 250
Synopsis: Bourne tracks down a CIA leak in the hope of finding out about his past
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good).
Objective Rating: 6/10 (points off for story, characters, cinematography and music) c. 2.3/4 (Okay).

All kinds of better than Supremacy; hard to believe it’s the same director. There’s not much of a story. They don’t even bother trying at the mystery/suspense story aspects that they failed at in the first movie. Instead they leave the suspense to the action scenes, which works quite well.


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