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Movie Review: The Bourne Ultimatum

Alternate Title: David versus Goliath

Story: Will finally knowing the truth set Jason Bourne free? This fast paced, energetic and very exhausting third part of the series directed again by Paul Greengrass with another screenplay by Tony Gilroy (based very loosely on the novel by Robert Ludlum) aims to give us the answer.

Jason Bourne is on the run. He has pits and pieces of memory and needs to know who he is and what happened to him. Above all, why are all of those people trying to kill him?

Bourne is seen running, being chased and chasing people all over the globe including wonderfully scenic Moscow, Paris , London, Madrid, Tangier and New York City. It does not really matter if you have seen the first two parts of this trilogy but it makes it more entertaining if you have. The camera work is pure jiggly, manic Greenglass but in this case - it works well.

If you like your action heroes smart and easy on the eye Jason Bourne is your man for this summer. In a film where in two hours only one person cracks a smile you get more than your money's worth (although I found myself smiling quite a bit). Go see it and fasten your seat belt. It is a very bumpy ride.

Go to my other reviews of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Identity if you are also a Jason Bourne groupie. (http://judithwolfe.com/lobosmoviereviews/reviews/bournesupremacy.html) (http://judithwolfe.com/lobosmoviereviews/reviews/bourneidentity.html)

Acting: Matt Damon as Bourne rocks. Julia Stiles and Joan Allen balance the very high testosterone level. David Strathairn is the perfect bad Government guy. Scott Glenn, Paddy Considine and Albert Finney round out a nice ensemble cast.

Predilection: I liked Matt Damon and enjoyed the first two Bourne films.

Critters: The film moves too fast to have seen any.

Food: Heart healthy egg whites.

Opening Titles: All credits are at the end.

Theater Audience: Packed for the first show on a Saturday morning.

Weather: The weather was good wherever they ran.

Drift Factor: No time for drifting.

Tissue Usage: 0

Oscar Worthy: No

Soap Box: This is a cautionary tale of what can happen to a US spying program gone wild. Sadly, it somehow did not seem too far off of the mark form reality.

Big Screen or Rental: Big screen for sure. Matt Damon is a fine actor. Try all of these as rentals. All of The Ocean11’s latest films, The Good Shepherd, The Departed, The Bourne Supremacy, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, The Bourne Identity, Gerry, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Dogma , Rounders, Saving Private Ryan, Good Will, The Rainmaker, Courage Under Fire and School Ties

Length: Under two hours