The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) is a solid, action-packed thriller — a four star film all the way.

Somehow, director Paul Greengrass manages to maintain an unrelenting pace throughout the film. Matt Damon as Jason Bourne is constantly running from the CIA in a global game of cat and mouse. Even when he’s standing still, his mind is racing, eyes darting, as he anticipates the Agency’s next move.

Bourne is determined to figure out the mystery of his identity. The closer he gets, the harder the CIA tries to take him out and the action kicks up another notch.

While you’re watching the film, you don’t have time to catch your breath from the visual assault of rooftop chases, motorcycle chases, police car chases, and some of the most incredibly choreographed fight sequences to date.

Greengrass and his crew have done a fabulous job of pushing the envelope in the tired spy-thriller genre. Bourne Ultimatum is the best film of the trilogy and as good, if not better than the latest installment of the James Bond franchise, Casino Royale (2007). If you want to see what I think is the best film of the summer so far, then strap in and watch The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). ****

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