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Movie Review: Bourne Ultimatum


With the classic direction of Paul Greengrass and with Matt Damon as the lead character, Bourne Ultimatum is one of the best action movies I've seen in a long time. Jason Bourne is a CIA operative, double crossed by the very agency he has chosen to work for.

His memory is lost and comes back to him periodically in flashes. He is back, taking on the CIA to find out the truth about his past and to find out who he really is. Bourne Ultimatum is a classic cat and mouse game spread across Russia, New York City, London, Madrid and Tangiers as the hunted agent soon becomes the hunter taking on the establishment.

There is a rooftop chase in Tagiers that is riveting and a triumph of technology. The movie features some of the best chases and fights I've seen in a long time. Though I would not call the camera work perfection(It was a little too shaky at times.), the filmography is excellent.

Though it is based on the novel by Robert Ludlum by the same name, it departs from the story in plot and location. There is no mention of Carlos the Jackal, the person Bourne must kill in the Ludlum version.

Rumor has it that the new Bond movie steals heavily from this movie. I'll know and share more on that subject when I see the Born film. In the meantime, I'd recommend Bourne Ultimatum to all action movie lovers.

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