This is the final movie in the Bourne trilogy following "The Bourne Identity" (2002) and "The Bourne Supremacy" (2004).
This film is loosely based on the novel "The Bourne Ultimatum" (1990) by Robert Ludlum (1927 to 2001).
Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) finally gets all the answers he was looking for in the first two films. In other words, all is revealed.
This movie takes us all over the world to such places as London, Paris, Madrid, and Tangier (in Morocco).
This is one, smart, action movie. It's also exciting. Action fans definitely will not be disappointed!
There are two chase scenes in this movie that are, in a word--unforgettable. These are a rooftop pursuit in Tangier and a New York City car chase. Also, there is one incredible fight scene.
Matt Damon gives a good performance as a former CIA assassin. As well, all supporting actors (such as Julia Stiles, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn, Albert Finney) give solid performances.
As with the two previous movies, the background music adds to each scene.
The DVD itself (the one released Dec. 2007) has seven extras. All of them are interesting.
Finally, some scenes employ a "shaky camera" technique. Personally, I found this interesting but some may find it distracting,
In conclusion, this is an excellent movie on which to end this trilogy. The numbers also prove this statement: this movie cost about one hundred and ten million dollars to make and the worldwide box office amount, thus far, is about four hundred and forty-three million!!
(2007; 1 hr, 45 min excluding end credits; wide screen; 20 scenes)
<<Stephen PLETKO, London, Ontario, Canada>>